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expatriate's picture
Location: Arizona
Joined: 10/26/2002
Posts: 3206
wilderness, do we need more?

I'm still waiting for someone to sue the federal government under the Americans With Disability Act for putting so much back country out of reach of those with handicaps.  What they're doing with the wilderness business is saying the only people who can get in there are young, healthy backpackers.  If you're older, handicapped, have kids, or don't have the right equipment or time, forget it.  For some reason we've decided that the gorp-eating eco-friendly REI Coop crowd owns the backcountry, and get to have millions of acres of it set aside for their exclusive use.