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Wilderness Tripping - BWCA & Beyond New Topic Printer Friendly Version

  Way to change the subject .
  Posted by: ezwater on Jun-14-12 5:15 PM (EST)

What does BWCA and beyond mean to you? Twelve miles on Chattooga 3 with many known exit points? One of the largest formal wilderness areas in the east, the Cohuttas, is not much as wilderness goes. The rivers that run through it have been run, occasionally. I have run one of them, and I have walked every mile of both rivers. I never assumed I was in wilderness. None of the whitewater paddlers I've known since 1974 would consider them wilderness.

But it isn't that which makes me scratch my head. It's people that come to this forum talking about trips on rivers that have settlements all up and down, or an overnight on a lake that has prepared campsites. (BWCA is getting a bit like that.)

If you want a wilderness forum where most posters aren't talking about wilderness, you know how to get it. But it won't change the fact that most paddlers DO NOT call that wilderness, and that the forum guideline does not read that way.

What frustrates some of you is that I'm right, but I won't go away when you yell at me.

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