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Mt. Elbert wilderness area?

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Apr 26, 2013 6:55 pm

Is the NFS FOS on this one?

"Remember, you are within the Mt. Elbert Wilderness. As such, special regulations apply, including: Bicycles are prohibited..."


http://www.fs.usda.gov/wps/portal/fsint ... bert+Trail


Seems to me, unless there is a new wilderness designation, the maps, and John Fielder's book (both admittedly older) show Mt. Elbert between the Mt. Massive wilderness and the Collegiate Peaks wilderness. Bill's online guidebook does not give the wilderness heads up at the bottom of the page as he does for others which are in wilderness areas. And the 2011 topo map does not show this as wilderness.

Who's correct?

Re: Mt. Elbert wilderness area?

Postby Bean » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:30 pm

I've never seen that as Wilderness, nor are there any signs on the trail. I've also never heard of a "Mt. Elbert Wilderness area," nor does the googles turn up anything. Either this is brand new with no announcements made, or someone at the USFS is incompetent.
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Re: Mt. Elbert wilderness area?

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Apr 26, 2013 7:45 pm

Looks like a cut-and-paste error to me.
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Re: Mt. Elbert wilderness area?

Postby Dancesatmoonrise » Fri Apr 26, 2013 8:25 pm

Jim Davies wrote:Looks like a cut-and-paste error to me.

Jim, how so?

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Re: Mt. Elbert wilderness area?

Postby Jim Davies » Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:01 pm

I'm guessing they started with the "Mount Massive" page and changed all the "Massive"'s to "Elbert". Just speculation on my part... I've never heard of that "wilderness" either, and I've seen several reports of bike (and unicycle) rides up Elbert before.
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