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Indian Peaks Wilderness

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Shooting? In the wilderness?

The Wilderness Act, signed into law in 1964, created the National Wilderness Preservation System and recognized wilderness 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….an area of undeveloped Federal land retaining its primeval…

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What is wilderness?

As I walked down the trail, I glimpse the sign in the distance.  Weathered, the light brown color fading, it marks a special boundary.  Indian Peaks Wilderness.  While this sign in simple terms means relatively little, in larger terms wilderness symbolizes so much more.  Particularly in the world we live…

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Bears Forever Wild

Weary from the day’s backpack, after setting up my tent, I popped open the lid on the bear canister and wandered over to a rock to plop down.  I needed a moment to rest my aching back before pulling out my food and beginning the dinner routine.  With the sun…

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A Miner’s Legacy

I walk around the lake’s rim, taking in all that alpine beauty.  Then I notice it.  It’s a chair.  A chair made of dead wood and rocks to make a seat to enjoy this piece of serenity high up in the Indian Peaks Wilderness.  I sit, gazing upon the peaks,…

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