Wild Wyoming

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Let Wild Wyoming be your comprehensive guide to sixty-three roadless recreation areas in the state. Explore Yellowstone National Park, the Absaroka and Wind River Ranges, the Red Desert, the Medicine Bow Mountains, and the High Plains wildlands. Each carefully researched profile includes: at-a-glance information on location, size, and management status; a map showing major roads, trails, and access points; an overview of the landscape and its major features; a description of local recreational opportunities; a ...
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Overview


Let Wild Wyoming be your comprehensive guide to sixty-three roadless recreation areas in the state. Explore Yellowstone National Park, the Absaroka and Wind River Ranges, the Red Desert, the Medicine Bow Mountains, and the High Plains wildlands. Each carefully researched profile includes: at-a-glance information on location, size, and management status; a map showing major roads, trails, and access points; an overview of the landscape and its major features; a description of local recreational opportunities; a suggested excursion - day hike, backpack, horsepacking trip, or overnighter - with detailed information on how to get there, what you'll see, and when the best times are to go. In addition, you'll learn about protecting and preserving wilderness areas, and get tips for having a safe trip and being prepared for unexpected hazards. (6 x 9, 432 pages, b&w photos, maps)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781560447801
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2001
  • Series: Falcon Guides Wild Series
  • Edition description: 1ST
  • Pages: 432
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.89 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi
Map Legend xi
Statewide Overview Map xii
Introduction xiv
What Is Wilderness? xiv
The Ten Most Endangered Wild Areas xv
Wilderness and Multiple Use xvi
Public Access and Wyoming State Law xvi
Travelers Advisories xviii
Following Faint Trails xx
Fording Streams and Rivers xxi
Sharing the Trail xxiii
Driving Wyoming Back Roads xxiii
Zero Impact xxiv
Advance Planning to Minimize Impact xxiv
On the Trail xxv
Selecting a Campsite xxv
Campfires xxvi
Archaeological Relics and Fossils xxvi
How to Use This Book xxvi
Information Blocks xxvii
Chapter 1 Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem
1. Yellowstone National Park 3
2. Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness 19
3. Line Creek 26
4. North Absaroka Wilderness 32
5. Washakie Wilderness 40
6. Teton Wilderness 49
7. Mount Leidy Highlands 55
8. Grand Teton National Park 62
9. The Jedediah Smith Wilderness 72
10. Winegar Hole Wilderness 77
Chapter 2 Western Ranges
11. Gros Ventre Wilderness 82
12. The Palisades 89
13. Hoback Peak 93
14. Wyoming Range 98
15. Salt River Range 104
16. Commissary Ridge 110
17. Raymond Mountain 117
Chapter 3 Wind River Range
18. Bridger Wilderness 124
19. Popo Agie Wilderness 133
20. Fitzpatrick Wilderness 139
21. Dubois Badlands 143
Chapter 4 Bighorn Basin
22. Bighorn Canyon National Recreation Area 150
23. McCullough Peaks 157
24. Sheep Mountain 162
25. Bobcat Draw 167
26. Red Butte 171
27. Alkali Creek 176
28. The Honeycombs 181
29. Cedar Mountain 185
30. Birdseye Creek 188
Chapter 5 Big Horn Mountains
31. Little Bighorn Canyon 197
32. Walker Prairie 203
33. Cloud Peak Wilderness 209
34. Hazelton Peaks 217
35. Trapper Canyon 221
36. Medicine Lodge 228
37. Paint Rock Canyon 235
Chapter 6 Powder River Basin and High Plains Region
38. North Fork of Powder River 243
39. Gardner Mountain 246
40. Fortification Creek 250
41. South Fork of Powder River 253
42. Cow Creek Buttes Complex 257
Chapter 7 Oregon Trail Country
43. Bennett Mountain 267
44. Pedro Mountains 271
45. Ferris Mountains 275
46. Sweetwater Rocks 280
47. Sweetwater Canyon 288
Chapter 8 The Red Desert
48. Oregon Buttes 298
49. Honeycomb Buttes 302
50. The Pinnacles 307
51. Killpecker Dunes 311
52. Red Lake Dunes 316
53. Adobetown 321
54. Red Creek Badlands 329
55. Devils Playground--Twin Buttes 333
Chapter 9 Southern Ranges
56. Laramie Peak 338
57. Vedauwoo 342
58. Sheep Mountain Game Refuge 348
59. Snowy Range 352
60. Savage Run Wilderness 358
61. Platte River Wilderness 363
62. Encampment River Wilderness 367
63. Huston Park Wilderness 373
Appendix A Trips at a Glance 381
Appendix B Resources 390
Appendix C Conservation and Environmental Organizations 393
Index 395
About the Author 401
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