On September 3rd, 1964 President Johnson signed into law the Wilderness Act. This watershed piece of legislation has been a cornerstone in preserving the wild lands of America.
The Wilderness Act provides a definition for wilderness: “A wilderness, in contrast with those areas where man and his own works dominate the landscape, is hereby recognized as an area where the earth and its community of life are untrammeled by man, where man himself is a visitor who does not remain.”
I have been lucky enough to visit many wilderness areas and enjoy their majesty and solitude. Here are a few images from my travels.
Sahale Camp, Steven Mather Wilderness
Milky Way, Glacier Peak Wilderness
Point of the Arches, Olympic Wilderness
Mount Rainier and Avalanche Lillys, Goat Rock Wilderness
Left Fork Canyon, Zion Wilderness
Steeple Peak and Lost Temple Spire, Bridger-Teton Wilderness
Enchantments, Alpine Lakes Wilderness
Mount Olympus, Olympic Wilderness
Amphitheater Mountain, Pasayten Wilderness
Upper Lyman Lake, Glacier Peak Wilderness
Mount Baker and the Park Butte Lookout, Mount Baker Wilderness
Sunrise, Steven Mather Wilderness – This image will be displayed in the Smithsonian Museum as a part of the Wilderness 50 Celebration starting on Sept. 3rd, 2014