I totally agree with you tim, I am tired of everyone wanting more wilderness areas. I have pictures of when I was 2 and 3 years old on the Uncompahgre in Colorado in high traffic areas and it is still the same. The only difference is the trees and bushes are a lot bigger. I'm tired of them taking away our public lands. ,)
I don't get how can designate an area as wilderness, yet still leave access open to logging and claim not to infringe on recreation. If it is currently roadless, I see how you can claim you aren't restricting access for recreation, but I don't see how they can claim to still leave it open for logging.
That article lacked some important details.
First of all, if you haven't gone winter backpacking, it needs to happen in the near future. It puts a very unique twist on the summer version of the activity. Yes, it's cold but it's nothing that being prepared can't remedy. Beyond it's therapeutic and recreational value, I think it is a very good tool for the big game hunter as well. I don't think that you can spend too much time getting to know the ins and outs of the area that you hunt. And there is no better way to gain experience in...