The Wilderness Act Turns 50

Boy do I feel in good company. In a very few weeks, I too will be celebrating 50 years of life on Earth. I can’t think of a better way than to enjoy nature and the wilderness than to wander the beaches and forests in the place I was born…but, that’s in a month. For now, let’s celebrate the Wilderness Act!

For those of you who may not know…the Wilderness Act protects pieces of land from any development. That means when you wander into places designated as ‘wilderness’, you won’t find any improved roads, or any utility-type services…no cell towers…nothing. We don’t have many places like these around the country, but those we do have are a treasure to embrace and to be left as they are.

And for a taste of wilderness…here’s a favorite wilderness area in Colorado I love…also known as “The Cradle of Wilderness”.

Trail around Trappers Lake.
Trail around Trappers Lake.

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