Gary Schenk wrote:x15x15 wrote:Gary Schenk wrote:TacoDelRio wrote:The SGW... go around Mermaid Massif, south side of Twin Peaks, the cool rockfields on the less-than-accessible sections above Cogswell Dam, ain't gonna see many people there for sure.
A highway cuts the range in half. There ain't no wilderness. On the other hand, you're right about above Cogswell.
There is a flaw in this thinking...
the lights of Los Angeles and the San Gabriel Valley will ALWAYS penetrate the night sky of the San Gabriel Mtns, therefor, removing the road will do nothing for the wilderness.
i say KEEP the road and enjoy the backcountry. The crest will never be the wilderness it once was...
What backcountry? I want the backcountry back. If I have to walk a day to get there, I just don't see that as a drawback.
well gary, there is a bunch of backcountry in the crest, and i access a bunch of it from the ACH. it probably has more to do with semantics than anything else. ones person's backcountry is another person's trash pit... unfortunately, "wilderness" has been defined by the US Governement, and there will never be wilderness in the crest again... unless humans die!
Keep The ACH Open!