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2 edition of Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness trail deterioration study. found in the catalog.

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness trail deterioration study.

Sheila Fay Helgath

Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness trail deterioration study.

by Sheila Fay Helgath

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Published .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Trails -- Idaho.,
  • Wilderness areas -- Idaho.

  • The Physical Object
    Paginationix, 107 l.
    Number of Pages107
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL16747870M

      The 3-year-old male wearing a satellite tracking collar has moved south of U.S. Highway 12 and is now in the upper end of Storm Creek just inside the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness .   About 1 mile before the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness boundary, trail No. branches off the main Blodgett Canyon Trail. Trail No. provides access to the High Lake area.

    ported by Cole () in a study of 2 years of change on a trail in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness, MT. The study reported here is an extension of this ear-lier one. Changes in trail condition over an year period are reported for three trails in the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. STUDY AREA AND METHODS The three trail systems that were.   For backpackers seeking an immersive wilderness experience in uncrowded and ruggedly beautiful country, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a perfect destination. Located along the Montana and Idaho border, this million acre wilderness is one of the original wilderness areas designated in the Wilderness Act and is the third-largest.

    The use of traditional tools and skills (TTS) for necessary administrative activities in wilderness is a basic principle of wilderness stewardship. The basis for this principle is found in the Wilderness Act itself and implemented through agency regulations and policy.   Me and a friend decided that we needed to get one more quick backpacking trip in before it got too cold here in northern Idaho. Looking at a map, we decided to take a trip down to the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. It was about a 5 hour drive from my apartment, mainly because the ~20 mile dirt road to the trailhead was in such bad shape.


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Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness trail deterioration study by Sheila Fay Helgath Download PDF EPUB FB2

The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a protected wilderness area in the states of Idaho and Montana, in the northwestern United States. At million acres (5, km²), it is one of the largest designated wilderness areas in the United States (14th overall, but third-largest outside Alaska).

Best Backpacking Trails in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. photos. 72 reviews Directions Print/PDF Map; Share; VIEW FULL MAP. Reviews (72) Photos () Recordings (55) Cee Carson reviewed Selway Crags via Big Fog Trail.

Aug Hiking. First to Review. This area is closed due to covid /5(72). Get this from a library. Trail deterioration in the Selway-Bitterroot wilderness.

[Sheila F Helgath; Intermountain Forest and Range Experiment Station (Ogden, Utah); United States. Forest Service.]. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a vast domain that encompasses over 2, square miles of rugged Idaho and Montana backcountry.

In this completely revised and updated guidebook, detailed hike narratives, extensive introductory material, and accurate maps guide you to the rushing waterfalls, rustic lookouts, high peaks, and steaming hot springs scattered throughout this wilderness /5(12).

› Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness › Lake. Best Lake Trails in Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. 74 photos. 32 reviews Directions Print/PDF Map; Share; VIEW FULL MAP. Reviews (32) Photos (74) Recordings (17) Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness trail deterioration study.

book Smith reviewed Fish Lake Trail. Aug Backpacking Bugs Great. First to Review /5(32). The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness with 1, acres under protection is the third largest wilderness area in the lower 48 states.

Expanding across the Idaho border into Montana, this glaciated terrain of ridged and towering peaks that drop into deep valley corridors make other mountains in. Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness. After crossing the Magruder Corridor, the trail conditions only deteriorate.

At first, the trail follows forest service roads on the western edge of the wilderness area. Once the hike leaves the dirt roads, the trail all but disappears.

Be prepared for bushwacking through blowdowns, beaver dams, and brush. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a vast domain that encompasses over 2, square miles of rugged Idaho and Montana backcountry. In this completely revised and updated guidebook, detailed hike narratives, extensive introductory material, and accurate maps guide you to the rushing waterfalls, rustic lookouts, high peaks, and steaming hot springs scattered throughout this wilderness complex.

The largest wilderness area in the continental U.S. designated in the original Wilderness Act, the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness protects million acres — 2, square miles — of the heart of this landscape, and with it some of western Montana’s most iconic hikes.

The Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is a community of wilderness-minded and hardworking individuals, dedicated to connecting wilderness with the people who work, live, and play within it. The efforts of the SBFC community protect and preserve the natural, pristine character of wilderness.

Wilderness Pages. These documents represent a much larger collection of historical documents relating to the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness that are housed in the library at the University of Idaho.

For more information on accessing this collection, please contact Dennis Baird. Gifford Pinchot Selway Diary. Trails are well-distributed throughout the wilderness. Still, eleven pristine areas without trails have been identified within the wilderness, comprising about 10 percent of the Selway-Bitterroot.

The largest is s acres of alpine splendor along the jagged Bitterroot Divide surrounding the Heavenly Twins, which offer several. The million-acre Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is a maze of pine-robed mountain ranges and untrailed canyons.

The view from any ridgetop carries that slow ache of distance and untamed land. "This is the real thing," says Bob Stewart, who wrangled packhorses through the area for a decade before taking up shuttle driving, "a hundred miles of.

STATUS: One of the largest designated Wilderness areas in the lower 48 states, the Selway-Bitterroot was designated inwhen the Wilderness Act was enacted. ITINERARY: Plan to spend the first two days gaining elevation on trails; then comes the high off trail fun. All trail. The well defined trail heads up through the area burned by the Gash Point Fire.

The fairly open terrain affords numerous views of the Bitterroot Valley. To the southwest, Gash Point, at 8, feet is prominent. You reach the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness boundary sign at miles. From here you will head downhill. Directions: On four miles south of Darby, turn west onto the West Fork Rd.

Travel 15 miles and turn right into the Sam Billings campground. The trailhead is at the end of the campground. Destination is located within the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness. 42 Mile Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness Trek to Bitch Lake. The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is million acres in size – the 3rd largest wilderness area in the lower Seperated from the Frank Church Wilderness by the Magruder Corridor – a road that is only traversable 4 months of the year – it makes Central Idaho both the most remote and largest intact temperate wilderness area on the.

Indian Creek Chronicles: A Winter Alone in the Wilderness by Pete Fromm. This delightful classic is a favorite Montana coming of age story. You’ll find yourself smiling and even chuckling as you follow greenhorn Pete Fromm, who dreams of being the next Daniel Boone, into the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness.

Wilderness Connect ; University of Montana; 32 Campus Drive; Missoula, Montana ; Phone: () [email protected]; Wilderness Connect Policies. National Public Radio report on the Wilderness Act from the Selway–Bitterroot Wilderness] Last edited on 18 Augustat Content is available under CC BY-SA unless otherwise noted.

This page was last edited on 18 Augustat (UTC). Text is available under the Creative. Only the foot-wide Southern Nez Perce Trail (The Magruder Corridor), an unimproved dirt road and its buffer, separates the Selway-Bitterroot from the even more massive Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness.

The Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness is managed by. His book leads you to the trailheads of the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness of Montana and Idaho with it's pristine forests, rushing creeks, alpine meadows and towering peaks.

Each of the 41 hikes varies in length as well as endurance. Each hike's description is Reviews: 7.Bitterroot National Forest comprises million acres (6, km²) in west-central Montana and eastern Idaho, of the United States. It is located primarily in Ravalli County, Montana (% of the forest), but also has acreage in Idaho County, Idaho (%), and Missoula County, Montana (%).