Happy Birthday Wilderness!

3 Sep


Mount Lafayette, Pemigewasset Wilderness: White Mountain National Forest

“A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”


Double Point, Phillip Burton Wilderness: Point Reyes National Seashore

Fifty years ago the Wilderness Act was signed by president L.B Johnson. This act protected many of the wonderful wild places that I love. If you are able, and haven’t yet walked into an “untrammeled” landscape, give yourself an opportunity to experience the world as you have never seen it before. Visit the 50th Anniversary website for more inspiration.

Yay! Wilderness!


Banner Peak and Thousand Islands Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness: Inyo National Forest


P.S. We also celebrated the 150th anniversary of the Yosemite Grant earlier this summer. I didn’t blog about it because it happened at a pretty crazy time for me, but there are events happening all year that are worth checking out.


Cathedral, Yosemite National Park


2 Responses to “Happy Birthday Wilderness!”

  1. Mara September 3, 2014 at 7:58 pm #

    Thanks for sharing. Anytime you need any backcountry Yosemite photos, let us know 🙂

    • wanderdrossel September 3, 2014 at 8:10 pm #

      Oh, lordy. I don’t think we have the bandwidth for all of your photos. 🙂

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