Gosainkund Trek, Nepal

Gosainkund Trek, Nepal


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Rationing Wilderness

After meeting with Forest management about the Cascade Wilderness Strategies Project Wilderness Report submitted the attached letter about their proposal […]

Pay to Camp

The Deschutes and Willamette National Forests have proposed a fee-based, limited-entry permit system for all camping in three of Oregon's […]

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 […]

Wilderness Purist

Being a Wilderness Purist

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

Mt Rainier, Wonderland Trail

The Wilderness Experience

Managing Wilderness in Mt Rainier National Park Hiking the Wonderland Trail in Mount Rainier National Park I couldn’t shake the […]

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 […]

Three Sisters Ski Trip

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 […]