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Pine Creek Lake. Photo by Walker Stole

Steamboat Mountain and the Scapegoat Wilderness Area (photo by Gordon Whirry)

In his recent New York Times column, Nicholas Kristof celebrates public lands and extols the virtues of the Wilderness experience.

Cecil Garland in the backcountry (Photo courtesy of Garland family).

Cecil Garland is not well known beyond the Big Blackfoot River of western Montana. But in this scenic valley, he is remembered as the hardware store owner and WWII veteran who led a 10-year fight to designate the 240,000-acre Scapegoat Wilderness.