Public Lands Stewards: Reintroduction

 

It has been barely over a month since I began the internship with Mt. Adams Institute. After spending a winter in Bozeman, MT, I became accustomed to so many luxuries that I didn’t realize how detached I was becoming to the natural world around me. Continue Reading…

Public Lands Stewards: Lyman Lake

The Lake Chelan area that we have been working on has a large number of trails, from short hour-long trips to destinations that can take 3 days of hard work to get to. A significant amount of our time is spent on one 30-mile stretch of trail and its branching trails. Continue Reading…

Public Lands Stewards: Holden Village, A Backcountry Utopia

At the start of every hitch, backcountry ranger Aaron Mines travels by ferry to a small town called Holden Village. From there, he begins an 8-day trek to various parts of wilderness to conduct trail maintenance and make visitor contacts. The following is an introduction to the unique town that serves as a launching pad for our Public Lands Stewards serving in the Chelan Ranger District of the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Continue Reading…

Public Lands Stewards: The Beauty of the Backcountry

I arrived at the docks early — eager to begin what would be my first tour as a backcountry ranger. Moored before me with engines running was the Lady of the Lake, a one-hundred foot passenger boat specifically designed the make beach landings along the fifty-five mile inland fjord named Lake Chelan. Continue Reading…