In hiking, passion is power … Draw your strength, then, from this passion, which is also love: love for the mountains and nature that is the basis of environmentalism; love for inner peace, which is introspection that leads to wisdom; and love for your fellow mountaineers, that is, friendship. … To love something (or someone), you have to find many reasons for loving, for these reasons are like roots that run deep: intertwined, they will make you weather whatever storm comes your way.
—  Gideon Lasco, “A letter to a young mountaineer”

Get Outdoors & Explore #yourwilderness This Weekend

Wilderness is growing on us!  Over half of the acreage added to the Wilderness system since 1994 is under BLM’s stewardship.

Pictured here, the breathtaking Bruneau-Jarbidge Rivers Wilderness in Idaho, one of the BLM’s newest wilderness areas.  Photo by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist for BLM’s National Conservation Lands