On June 18, the Forest Service released its long-awaited draft federal
rule for designating areas as open or closed to winter motorized
vehicles. It’s a good first step, but the proposed rule misses the point
on a couple of key details. Please take the time to comment. I just did.
the spring of ‘94 I skied from Lander to Jackson following the spine of the
Wind River and Gros Ventre Ranges. After pulling a sled over Dinwoody Pass, and
a short detour to Wyoming’s high point, Gannett Peak, I spent a long blissful
day skiing a high straight line from the Dinwoody Glacier to Downs Mountain.
This aesthetic route follows a major fault line, connects the largest
glaciers in the Rocky Mountains and never drops below 12,000 feet. It also traverses
next to enticing 13,000+ ft. peaks.
For years I dreamed of returning.