American Frontiers PLIADOIBLMUSDA FSGeography Action from NGSHondaColemanCoca-Cola
Search
About
Dispatches
The Trek
Exhibits
Lessons
Geo Action

PLIC Museum
Home

 Where Today...

•
Team: North
Saturday, September 21, 2002
A Great Day for a Scenic Drive
View
Wild horses graze at the foot of the Boar's Tusk, a prominent landmark on the Overland Emigrant Trail

Wild horses graze at the foot of the Boar's Tusk, a prominent landmark on the Overland Emigrant Trail
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

View
A miner's grave under the lonely prairie near South Pass City

A miner's grave under the lonely prairie near South Pass City
Courtesy Bureau of Land Management, Wyoming State Office

Team North will take a break from their idyllic trip down the Green River and take part in the number one recreational activity on public lands: scenic driving. Guided by BLM rangers, they will load into the Hondas & head out on the bumpy and exciting BLM Backcountry Byways which cross the Jack Morrow Hills. On the way they'll visit archeological and historic sites, and perhaps even glimpse some of the wild horses who make this desert their home. Scenic driving will make a nice break from the physical rigors of exploring public lands by boat, horse, and foot.

Scenic driving is the easiest way to experience the "routine splendor" of your public lands (to quote Team South's Bob Hammond). It's a great way to see fall color, get a little fresh air, or simply escape the grind of the city. Many scenic drives are paved and close to urban areas, though BLM-managed backcountry byways tend to be in remote areas and require four-wheel drive, high clearance vehicles. For a comprehensive, state-by-state listing of scenic byways and backcountry byways, visit the non-profit site National Scenic Byways Online.
for Saturday, September 21
North South Both






TOP





All material copyright ©2002 - 2018, Public Lands Interpretive Association except photographs where ownership is otherwise indicated. All rights reserved.