Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Rain Tree Project, Mt Charleston Wilderness

Some folks go to the Mt Charleston Wilderness for enlightenment, others got there to get a from it all, some to esacape the summer heat or enjoy the winter snow, and some folks go there to build things, like wind structures, they're everywhere, on top of peaks, in windy saddles ( am I missing something???) or at the foot of one of the oldest if not the most famous tree in the Forest. Wind structures take away from the undeveloped character of the lands and cause damage to the resource. So fight that construction urge if you think you have to build stuff...go buy an erector set or some legos but please leave the Bristlecone alone. Even the stuff that's dead as door nail it could be 1000's old years old. Some wonderful volunteers from Friends of Nevada Wilderness went up to the Rain Tree and removed some of the downed Bristlecone from around the area where the Raintree holds court.
This ain't your Daddy's Wilderness, practice Leave No Trace...besides LNT a lot hipper than that old school camp craft stuff