Planning a trip to enjoy your favorite wild pastime? Here are a few activities we recommend:
The most serious wilderness explorers will find plenty of backcountry to experience in places like the remote corners of Idaho or the canyons of southeastern Utah.
Fall asleep in the cool forests of the east coast or alongside the crystal waters of Idaho's Clearwater Basin.
When school lets out for the summer, there's nothing more fun than chasing salamanders in North Carolina or romping through Montana forests.
Whether it's day hiking or long-distance hiking you're looking for, you'll find miles of trails to wear in your boots in places like Montana’s Gallatin Range.
Wander through a bursting garden of beautiful desert plants in New Mexico and find other great places for nature walking.
You can find lots of quiet moments in off-the-beaten-path wild places like red rock country in western Colorado and southeastern Utah.
From California’s San Gabriel Mountains to New Hampshire’s White Mountain National Forest, these places offer a great getaway from the bustle of urban life.
It doesn't get much wilder than Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest — among the wildest, most rugged places left in America.
A trip to Alaska and the Arctic is the perfect place to see wildlife — caribou, migratory birds, whales, polar bears and more.
Betty White first visited California’s Sierra Nevada at age four. That visit, and visits almost every year thereafter, made a lasting impression on her.
Wilderness is a precious resource with many human, natural and economic benefits that we need to protect.
The Wilderness Society 2015 Annual Report
For this report, The Wilderness Society reviewed data from more than 16,000 parcels auctioned off by the state. The analysis details more than a century of land sales that have privatized and closed off an amount of once-accessible lands nearly the size of the entire Sawtooth National Forest. Parcels often end up in the hands of some of Idaho’s biggest industries, while others have been turned into gravel pits, strip malls and even exclusive private fishing retreats and lakeshore hideaways for those wealthy enough to buy them.
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