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Mon., Oct. 28, 2013, 6:44 a.m.

Wilderness advocates wary of bikes in study area


Mountain bikers cross Warm Springs meadow on the Warm Springs Trail in the proposed Boulder-White Clouds wilderness area in central Idaho near Sun Valley in 2004. 
 (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)
Mountain bikers cross Warm Springs meadow on the Warm Springs Trail in the proposed Boulder-White Clouds wilderness area in central Idaho near Sun Valley in 2004. (Associated Press / The Spokesman-Review)

PUBLIC LANDS -- Are mountain bikers trying to rewrite the Wilderness Act?

Bicycle routes in Wyoming wilderness study area questioned
Bridger-Teton National Forest officials said the management plan for the Wyoming forest specifically allows mountain bike routes in the Palisades Wilderness Study Area, but conservationists are questioning that decision, and said that if the area should be designated wilderness by Congress, then the mountain bike routes would have to be closed.
--Jackson Hole News & Guide




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Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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