06 Aug 2005 Safety Second
From Scripps Howard:
Backpacking into the wilderness? Don’t look for any amenities, says a federal judge, who nixed plans by the National Park Service to rebuild aged and collapsed shelters in alpine wilderness areas of Washington state’s Olympic National Park. The Park Service said the three-sided shelters are safety measures for hikers stranded in unexpected snows, but U.S. District Judge Franklin Burgess declared they’re not allowed under the 1964 Wilderness Act, which declared that wilderness should remain wilderness.
Possibly an amendment is called for.