Wilderness

Post Peak Pass, Aerial Photo Labeled

I came across a stunning aerial image by Tim Lawnicki on Flickr of Post Peak and the surrounding area. In the photo is the Ansel Adams Wilderness within the Sierra National Forest, with some of southeastern Yosemite National Park. It’s a spectacular view of this remote part of the Sierra Nevada. We trekked across this trail […]

Selling Off Public Lands in Idaho – Wilderness Society video

Wow I didn’t realize they were actually considering selling federal public lands. That’s ridiculous and has to be squashed soundly. That’s terrible that Idaho is selling off so much of their state owned lands. I signed the petition, but this shows how important it is to vote. Check which candidate or party is closer to your […]

Don’t Shrink the Superior National Forest

This is important. Sign this petition- Petition by Friends of the Boundary Waters Wilderness State Rep. David Dill was even more direct: “What are we supposed to do, hold land so people can walk on it and see a partridge? No – we are going to cut the trees on it, and we should mine […]

A Brief Story of Wilderness Areas in the U.S.

I read an article on National Geographic’s website that was a good short read about the Wilderness Act and wilderness areas. I particularly liked some of the quotes: “In truth, ‘Wilderness’ is a state of mind and heart” is how photographer Ansel Adams once put it. “Very little exists now in actuality.” And that actually […]

Ansel Adams Wilderness Hike Write-up Is Up

We covered some fantastic terrain in this 2007 trip to Ansel Adams Wilderness, with a brief between-passes bit of trail within Yosemite National Park. I’ve gotten the trip report up now. There are some beautiful lakes in this area on the eastern edge of southern Cathedral Range, which has some stunning peaks itself.  Plus there were […]

Paddling the Boundary Waters – REI Talk

Brad and I went to a talk at REI about the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness (BWCAW) in northern Minnesota, part of the Superior National Forest. The speaker was a great guy named Jerry, retired teacher, that had been going up there for many years and actually first went there when he was a kid […]

John Krebs Wilderness, New Designation

The John Krebs Wilderness was created in April 2009 and it pushed the percentage of wilderness area within Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks from 83.6% to 93.4%. This happened a while back but I still wanted to post about it since I loved hearing it. The Wilderness encompasses 39,740 acres in the area of […]