Grand Canyon, Arizona

Grand Canyon, Arizona

Reports

Wilderness Report collects and shares information on wilderness management issues compiled by wilderness users.  The reports filed below include Trip Reports, user observations from wilderness outings, and Issue Reports, correspondence between wilderness user(s) and a wilderness management agency on a specific wilderness management issue.  These reports also grade wilderness managers in a variety of categories related to wilderness management and the protection of wilderness values.  These grades will be used to compile an annual wilderness management Scorecard that will be used to celebrate excellence in wilderness management.

Access

Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon. Years of fire suppression, even in wilderness, has lead to huge fuel buildups.  Coupled with a […]

Trails

Henry M Jackson Wilderness, Washington. The Henry M Jackson Wilderness is sandwiched between the Glacier Peak Wilderness and the Wild […]

Trails

Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington. Glacier Peak, at 10,054', is the centerpiece of the Glacier Peak Wilderness.  Surrounding the peak are […]

Fire

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. Your freedom to spontaneously take off on a hike to the top of Black Crater may […]

Values

Rogue River, Oregon. The Rogue River flows out of the Cascades to cut through southern Oregon's coastal range and dump […]

Structures

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. The "Frank", famed for it's Middle Fork of the Salmon, has rarely […]

Structures

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, Idaho. The rugged Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is far enough away from population centers that its' trails are lightly used […]

Structures

Waldo Lake Wilderness, Oregon. Interestingly enough, Waldo Lake, the largest and perhaps cleanest high mountain lake in Oregon, is not […]

Matthieu Lakes no fires millican

Trails

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. Oregon's Three Sisters Wilderness, marked by rugged lava flows and snowy peaks, is one of the […]

Middle-Fork, Idaho

Values

Middle Fork of the Salmon, Idaho. Idaho's Middle Fork is one of the nation's premier whitewater rivers and the demand […]

Selway Bitterroot Wilderness - Storm King

Access

Selway Bitterroot Wilderness, Idaho. Idaho's Selway Bitterroot Wilderness is renown for it's rugged, remote and often unvisited ridgeline trails and […]

Hells Canyon Snake River

Access

Hells Canyon of the Snake, Oregon, Idaho. Hells Canyon is the remote and rugged canyon defining the border between Oregon […]

Jack Lake Mt Jefferson Wilderness

Trails

Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon. The Mount Jefferson Wilderness straddles Oregon's central Cascades and includes 7,841' Three Fingered Jack. Summary This […]

Mt Jefferson peak - Cabot Lake Loop

Trails

Mount Jefferson Wilderness, Oregon. High lake basins and frequent dazzling views of 10,497' Mount Jefferson highlight this Oregon wilderness area. […]

Illinois River Rafting

User Impacts

Illinois River, Oregon. The Illinois is a a crystal clear river in Southwest Oregon.  Remote, difficult and challenging it cuts […]

Owyhee River Drone Sign

Drones

Owyhee River, Oregon. The Lower Owyhee river, tucked away in the southeast corner of Oregon, drains portions of Idaho and […]

Trails

Cummings Creek Wilderness. A great low elevation winter walk if you don't mind blowing rain, howling winds and raingear-soaking trailside […]

John Day River

Drones

John Day River, Oregon. Camera crews from Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB) have used drones to film presentations in wilderness areas […]

Forest along Trinity wild river corridor

Drones

Trinity River, California. How is river management addressing the use of drones in wilderness and on our wild rivers?  In […]

Rivers

Values

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

Trinity Alps Wilderness

Trails

Trinity Alps Wilderness, California. The Trinity Alps Wilderness lies west of Interstate 5; near Lake Shasta, within view of Mount […]

Forest along Trinity wild river corridor

Drones

Trinity River, California. The Trinity River drainage contains a number of sections classified under the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.  […]

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness

Trails

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, Oregon. Strawberry Mountain Wilderness, located in central Oregon just south of Prairie City, is a small wilderness […]

Trails

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Mt. Washington

Fire

Mount Washington Wilderness, Oregon. Oregon's Willamette National Forest has been aggressively promoting a proposal to use helicopters to ignite prescribed […]

Fire

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. While on a wilderness day hike we discovered a section trail completely destroyed by fire suppression […]

Motors

Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness, Idaho. While floating Idaho's Main Salmon River I discovered that motorized vehicles were […]

Diamond Peak Wilderness

Trails

Diamond Peak Wilderness, Oregon. On a wilderness ski trip I found that the plastic blue diamonds, long used to mark […]

Owyhee River Drone Issue

Drones

Owyhee River, Oregon. It was a peaceful, sunny morning on the Owyhee River. Coffee in hand, watching the early morning […]

Mt Rainier, Wonderland Trail

Values

Mount Rainier National Park. While hiking the Wonderland Trail around Mount Rainier in Washington state I was disappointed at the […]

Three Sisters, Willamette National Forest

Permits

Wilderness Permits, Oregon. Why are wilderness users expected to fill out registration cards at every trailhead and have them ready […]

Three Sisters Ski Trip

Equal Access

Three Sisters Wilderness, Oregon. Hiking a road behind a locked FS gate before a backcountry ski trip I was stunned […]

Drones

John Day River, Oregon. News of a OPB presentation filmed on a wild section of the John Day River with […]

Values

Mount Rainier National Park, Washington. Mount Rainier says that much of the park is managed as wilderness.  During our hike […]