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





  1. jdubya Avatar

    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

    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

    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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