Bozeman, MT, April 20, 2020 – Mystery Ranch, the industry-leading pack company built on a heritage of comfortable load carriage, function and durability for people who have a mission to accomplish, is honored to have helped sponsor Zion Forever Project’s “We the Keepers,” an in-park film that shares the story of Zion as told by its keepers, stewards and guests from around the world. With Zion National Park temporarily closed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, for one week, visitors can visit the park virtually and learn more about the people and forces of nature that make Zion a global wonder.
In honor of National Park Week and Earth Day, Zion Forever Project is releasing the new in-park film to view free online for one week only. Starting April 18th through the 26th, virtual park visitors can travel deep inside Zion’s canyons and meet some of the people who best know and care for the park.
In 2019, Mystery Ranch partnered with the Zion Forever Project to help craft a new in-park film to replace its 20 year-old predecessor. Working with production company Local. Studio, two films were created, one to be played in the park for the next 20 years and a festival-length version entitled “Where Forever is Now” set to release later this year. When Zion resumes operations, the in-park film will have a permanent home in the Zion Human History Museum, showing seven days a week, every 30 minutes. Prior to this online release, the film had only debuted for two days in the park before its closure.
Jeff Bradybaugh, Superintendent of Zion National Park, feels the new film speaks directly to what makes Zion a special place for so many visitors. “Partnerships like the one with Zion Forever are vital to meeting our mission now and for the future. This gift to the American people that Zion Forever Project supporters have provided, inspirational in its telling of the Zion story, also seeks to inspire us all to do our part to care for and protect the park.”
While the coronavirus pandemic causes us to restrict our travel and now is not the right time to visit national parks like Zion, National Park Week allows us to pause and celebrate what these lands mean to us as a nation.
Watch the film zionpark.org/wethekeepers/.
Visit Zion Forever Project to join us in our mission of stewardship for Zion National Park.
About Mystery Ranch: Founded in 2000, Mystery Ranch is committed to building the finest load carriage equipment in the world. A product-driven company from the beginning, Mystery Ranch designs packs for the job that needs to get done, for the people committed to doing it, with the best materials available and the most durable construction methods that exist. For more, please visit mysteryranch.com #BuiltForTheMission
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