NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

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NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by Arthur Digbee » Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:31 pm

Some of you will have opinions about this stuff. See summary here:

http://www.nationalparkstraveler.com/20 ... areas22920

Public meetings:

March 18, Mohave Community College, Room 2, 3400 Arizona 95, Bullhead City, Ariz.

March 19, Boulder City Library, 701 Adams Blvd., Boulder City, Nev.

March 21, James Gibson Library, 100 W Lake Mead Pkwy., Henderson, Nev.
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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by Buz Groshong » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:09 pm

Lake Meade wilderness sound like an oxymoron. :?

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by MoapaPk » Tue Apr 02, 2013 8:47 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:Lake Meade wilderness sound like an oxymoron. :?


Most of Lake Mead (no e) area is far wilder than most of the areas discussed on summitpost. You typically see no one when you leave the road, and often see bighorns, bobcats, and lots of fresh puma tracks.

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by Buz Groshong » Thu Apr 04, 2013 11:47 pm

That may well be, but the lake is a man-made feature - the very opposite of the idea of wilderness.

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by MoapaPk » Fri Apr 05, 2013 12:22 am

Buz Groshong wrote:That may well be, but the lake is a man-made feature - the very opposite of the idea of wilderness.


I'm guessing you'll find a lot of man-made features abutting other "wilderness" areas-- roads, huts, and so forth. In 50 trips to Lake Mead wilderness area, I've been to the lake 2x. If anything, the lake increases the isolation of areas like Gold Butte and Gold Cross Peak-- before the lake, people could drive to those places directly from Vegas.

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by Buz Groshong » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:24 pm

My comment was really about the irony of the name; not about the quality of wilderness.

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by MoapaPk » Fri Apr 05, 2013 4:31 pm

Buz Groshong wrote:My comment was really about the irony of the name; not about the quality of wilderness.


Understood. And my comment was... along the lines of "look deeper."

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Re: NPS climbing management in Lake Mead wildernesses

by Buz Groshong » Fri Apr 05, 2013 9:13 pm

To quote a well-known SP member: "You're taking this way too seriously!"


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