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    Wilderness proposed in N. Idaho

    Could the locals provide input on this?

    I am working with IMBA on drafting some comments for the Kootenai/ID Panhandle forest plan revision and need some local knowledge. Specifically, wondering whether or not we ride or care about the four areas of Recommended Wilderness on the ID Panhandle.

    Mallard-Larkins

    Salmo-Priest

    Scotchman Peaks

    Selkirk


    They total more than 138,000 acres. (Chapter 2, Page 12 of the Draft Plan)


    Same question goes for the Wild Lands proposals in the Kootenai plan:

    Cabinet Mountains Addition

    Roderick

    Scotchman Peaks

    Whitefish Divide


    They're listed in Chapter 2, Page 13.

    Thanks

    Harley Parson
    Idaho IMBA Representative

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    Drew Vankat

    Policy Analyst

    International Mountain Bicycling Association

    Phone: (303)545-9011 x116 Fax: (303)545-9026

    Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.imba.com

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    Drew Vankat
    Policy Analyst
    International Mountain Bicycling Association
    Phone: (303)545-9011 x116 Fax: (303)545-9026
    Email: [email protected] Website: http://www.imba.com

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    I'm pretty sure Salmo-Priest is already a wilderness. You might want to cross post this to WA board.

    the MAMBA www.bikemoscow.org people would be the ones to contact regarding Mallard-Larkins, and contact Pend Oreille Pedalers http://www.pendoreillepedalers.com/ about the Selkirk area.

    I've been trying to determine all summer just how much potential bikeable singletrack riding there is in portions of the Cabinets and Selkirks. Other than the American Falls/Priest River area, and some Sandpoint local riding, if there's worthwhilte singletrack up there ( and I'm sure there is) the people who are riding it aren't talking much about it.

    another resource, contact Dennis Nichols, the author of the new guidebooks Trails of the Wild Selkirks and Trails of the Wild Cabinets. Both books give mountain bike rating for all the non-wilderness hiking trails, but I have yet to meet anyone who is actually riding them.


    hth, formica

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