Celebrate 30 Years of Wilderness With Hike

The wildflowers of Trail 217.  (Courtesy of the WWA)
The wildflowers of Trail 217. (Courtesy of the WWA)

This Saturday, the Wyoming Wilderness Association and Big Horn National Forest officials are hosting a free family hike to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Wilderness Protection Act and the 30th anniversary of the Wyoming Wilderness Act.

The hike will be in the Cloud Peak Wilderness, which is one of the many nature areas protected by law.

WWA Summer Outings Coordinator Chase Brewster says the hike will begin at the site where the Wyoming Delegation signed the act in to law in 1984. The hike begins at the hospital hill information site just off highway 16 near Buffalo.

He said the hike will be a moderate to easy pace and after leaving the meeting site, the hikers will cross over to trail 217 and eventually head down to Clear Creek.

He said the WWA does want people to register, but they have no qualms with last minute hikers. Those interested can call him on his cell phone up to the day of the hike to register. The approximately two mile trip through the wilderness is family friendly, but no pets will be allowed.

Here is the contact information for those who would like to register for the hike.

You can call the WWA at 307-673-2751 or email Brewster at chase@wildwyo.org

Last minute registers can contact Brewster on his cell phone at 619-881-7685.

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