Gosainkund Trek, Nepal

Gosainkund Trek, Nepal


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A Tribute to Clem Pope

Clem Pope was a Wilderness advocate and master of traditional trail skills. He was part of ITA’s early days and […]

ITA Remembers Volunteers

Idaho Trail Association (ITA) lost two members of our trail family recently, Clem Pope and John Platt. Both men inspired […]

Support the Wilderness Defense Fund

"We cannot continue on down this road. Wilderness is too precious a resource." Clem Pope

Wilderness Loses an Advocate

Wilderness has just lost the voice of one of its staunchest advocates. Clem, a 45 year Forest Service Wilderness veteran, […]

What is Future of Wilderness Leadership?

Where do Wilderness leaders come from and where will we grow our next generation of Wilderness protectors?

Permits Replace Freedom of the Hills

The Agency’s push for a limited-entry permit system might make one ask if generating revenue was a major focus of […]

Being a Wilderness Purist

There was a time when being identified as a “Wilderness Purist” bothered me.  It was offered up as a slight, […]

The Wilderness Experience

Hiking the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park I couldn’t shake the feeling that the Park was more focused […]

Privacy and solitude

Solitude—Perhaps, Privacy—Don’t be too sure

When two Oregon State Police officers marched into our camp on the Grande Ronde River I was stunned.   It was […]

Vision of wilderness, a majestic peak

The Wilderness Act––vision vs reality

Wilderness Act The 1964 Wilderness Act specifies that wilderness should be managed in concert with nature. However it is increasingly […]