Wild Life - June 2014

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Old Man of the Hills on Montana’s Rocky Mountain Front. Photo by Bob Kiesling

In 1972, nearly 240,000 acres of federal public land lying between Montana’s iconic Rocky Mountain Front and storied Blackfoot River Valley became the first acres in the nation to enter the wilderness system at the behest of ordinary citizens. The story of the Scapegoat Wilderness has influenced every effort to protect wild country during the past 40-plus years, not just in Montana, but also throughout the nation.

New trail map of Cabinet Mountains Wilderness.

In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, the Montana Wilderness Association has completed a new hiking map featuring the Cabinet Mountain Wilderness and surrounding areas.