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Browns Canyon National Monument Saturday April 18
Explore the controversial and scenic Turret Trail. See Events for details.
Wilderness Hike Browns Canyon National Monument To be rescheduled
Browns Canyon Hikers--This beautiful wet weather (and resulting muddy roads and trails) now occurring forced the cancellation the Browns Canyon hiking trip. I apologize for the inconveniences this will certainly cause many of you.
I am working to reschedule the trip as soon as possible and will let you know the new date soon. Those who were confirmed for the trip will get first shot at signing up for the new date. Those on the waiting list--not previously confirmed--will still get priority for any open spots before we re-advertise the trip to the general public.
As Gerard Manley Hopkins wrote,
What would the world be once bereft, Of wet and of wildness? Let them be left.
Best wet wishes,
John Stansfield, Trip leader
The historic Turret Trail leads into the BLM portion of the National Monument. BLM designated it as a Wilderness Study Area many years ago. Photo TrailDamage.com
Hikers on the historic Turret Trail. Photo John Stansfield
Inventory of BLM Areas Found 250,000 Acres With Wilderness Chacteristics
Volunteers spent the last two summers mapping rugged roadless areas managed by BLM. They found rare plants, cultural sites, animals ranging from rattlesnakes to bighorn sheep, and at least 250,000 acres that meets the BLM critera for "Lands With Wilderness Chcateristics." Click the map to enlarge. Go to the Inventory page for more information and to see a sample report. 24 similar reports are going to the BLM with a request to revise their agency inventory. Great work volunteers and interns!
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