Nevada's Jarbidge Wilderness, cleanest air, quietest in country

They forgot about the mercury pollution from nearby gold pits-

A scenic hike. By Mike Cothern – Times-News correspondent


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  1. jdubya Avatar
    jdubya

    It is a beautiful place, though, in the middle of nowhere. But you do have to avoid all of those people carrying shovels.

  2. ProWolf in WY Avatar
    ProWolf in WY

    I guess I wouldn’t have pictured a Nevada forest to be like this. Shows what I know.

  3. kt Avatar
    kt

    Two big things they forgot (and maybe the hikers will read this and become activists) is that the Jarbidge Mountains clear air, quiet and tranquility is greatly threatened by a proposed Mountain Home Air Force Bombing range expansion — for training use by the Singapore Air Force. We are sacrificing the nation’s perhaps cleanest air and tranquility to another country. The flow of $$$ to the airbase is a big fat welfare gravy train to Mountain Home ID.

    The other is: THERE ARE NO COWS AND NO SHEEP in the portion of the Jarbidge Wilderness where these folks hiked. The blight of domestic livestock was removed from a portion of the Wilderness area decades ago.

  4. Barb Rupers Avatar
    Barb Rupers

    kt
    How about more history on the removal of domestic livestock from a portion of this area decades ago. Can we duplicate this effort elsewhere in the West?

    Also a constraint on expansion of activities at Mountain Home Air Force Base should be considered.

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