Desolation Wilderness: Get Out Here!

Last week, I spent five days at Echo Lake and in Desolation Wilderness. On a day hike from Echo to Tamarack Lake, I met two forest rangers from the US Forest Service. I interviewed them to find out why they care so much about wilderness. Take a look,

5 thoughts on “Desolation Wilderness: Get Out Here!

  1. Susan Page says:

    Oh I LOVE this piece on Desolation. Some of the highlights of my whole life took place there. My son lives 20 miles from there, and every time we visit, I beg for an overnight there, and it never happens. I have to make it happen myself! Now I will!!!! Great interview. That was hilarious when she said, “Just apply. Go to gov dot blah blah.” — “That’s not what I meant. INDEED!”

    Nice work. — Susan

  2. Michael Joyce says:

    Forty five years ago you had a change in plans and could not go on our planned week long backpacking trip into Desolation Valley. I grumbled about it to a lady I was dating (who had never camped out in her life) and she said she’d like to go. She did, including doing Pyramid Peak and the Crystal Range. I fell in love.

    She is sitting across from me as I write this. This woman’s love has made my life and family!

    Thanks for backing out!


  3. Ray Mayeri says:

    Leave it to Rick to find “the story” (storee?)!
    (I’ve been to the Wilderness area a number of times over the years and didn’t realize that some of the Rangers looked upon it as a “Zen Space”.) But Rick got the storee!

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