More patrols in our wilderness areas, stronger connections in the PWV community, backpacking with experienced mentors — Wild51 had ambitious goals — and succeeded! “Wild51” refers to the 51st year of the Wilderness Act, which has protected our wilderness heritage in perpetuity. From August 6-18, we celebrated with patrols all across the Comanche Peak Wilderness and the Rawah Wilderness.
The Wild51 planners are still working on the numbers, but both Comanche Peak and Rawah had many more patrols than usual during those times. Lots of us got involved, patrolled together, welcomed new backcountry PWVs, built skills, and had a terrific time!
We’ll post details here once the analysis is done. And if you missed out this year, planning is already underway for Wild52.
Wild51 Committee: Ali, Gerry & Dave