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Browns Canyon National Monument Saturday April 18
Explore the controversial and scenic Turret Trail. See Events for details.
Wilderness Hike Browns Canyon National Monument Saturday May 16, 9am-3:30pm (trailhead to trailhead times)
This trip into the newly designated Browns Canyon National Monument near Salida explores the controversial and scenic Turret Trail. Traversing mid-elevation national forest and BLM lands, the moderately-strenuous hike covers eight rolling miles with about 900 feet elevation gain. Learn the story of the Browns Canyon national monument and wilderness proposals. Maximum 15 participants. A few high clearance vehicles, in addition to mine, will be required for the Turret Trail. Let me know if have one you can drive.
This trip may be full, as those who were registered for the previous date get first choice. But call John and get your name on the waiting list. For more information and to register, contact John Stansfield, 303-660-5849 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by 5:00 pm, Friday, May 15.
Browns Canyon hikers. Photo John Stansfield
Hikers on the historic Turret Trail. Photo John Stansfield
Inventory of BLM Areas Found 250,000 Acres With Wilderness Chacteristics
Volunteers spent the last two summers mapping rugged roadless areas managed by BLM. They found rare plants, cultural sites, animals ranging from rattlesnakes to bighorn sheep, and at least 250,000 acres that meets the BLM critera for "Lands With Wilderness Chcateristics." Click the map to enlarge. Go to the Inventory page for more information and to see a sample report. 24 similar reports are going to the BLM with a request to revise their agency inventory. Great work volunteers and interns!
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