Wild Life - July 2018

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Looking out from the Mission Mountains Wilderness, designated in 1975 (photo by Justin Whitaker)

To celebrate our 60th anniversary, we're digging through the vault to tell the six-decade story of MWA, from our founding to today. This is part two, a glimpse into a decade of progess, setbacks, and change.

Volunteers re-tread a section of trail on Lewis and Clark Pass north of Lincoln (photo by Sean Jansen)

Curious about what really goes on during an MWA volunteer trail crew project? A lot of hard work, a lot of fun, and a whole lot of eating. 

A June landscape in the Gates of the Mountains Wilderness (photo by Bob Giltrap)

It’s late June and the sky is blue. The scent of far-off wood smoke hangs in the morning air. I drive east on York Road, drinking coffee. In the back seat, Walter snoozes in his car seat.