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  •  Brown's canyon is a tourist trap of rafting. (0+ / 0-)

    Big bilboards, busy highway on one side. I don't know how many people churn through that same ten or so miles of rapids per day in the summer but I'd think they could just rope all the  rafts together and bring em back on a conveyor belt.

    I'm alway happy to see any land protected, unfortunately Browns Canyon is unprotected from it's biggest destroyer of the wilderness environment. Commercial rafting. Rafting companies figure if only they could advertise "ride the whitewater through the Browns Canyon Wilderness" they'd be even more successful. Failing that one can always pressure Obama to call it a monument, cause it doesn't take congress to make monuments.

    Why not save wilderness designation for some place you can't get to in that gas hog of a minivan. You know, places that seem, well, wildernessy.

    How big is your personal carbon footprint?

    by ban nock on Thu Jun 13, 2013 at 04:23:22 PM PDT

    •  My old Dodge Caravan and other vans like it (0+ / 0-)

      get about 20-22 mpg (I just checked  For carting around four people and camping equipment I would consider that to be not too bad. You may call that a "gas hog"-- I wouldn't.  

      By the way, I did just buy a Honda Fit this weekend- no need for the minivan anymore, but with a family, soccer team, etc it was great.

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