Yesterday, three inbound snowmobilers passed us as we were climbing up the north end of West Willow Ridge at about 5,000 ft. They passed us again on their way out at about 6,400 as we were nearing the shoulder of Stevens Peak near the head of West Willow basin. The photo above (click 2x to zoom in) shows what we saw when we reached the vantage point on the ridge above the basin and what three snowmobilers can do in a short time. The precedent is being set.
THE INLAND NORTHWEST BACKCOUNTRY ALLIANCE
Formed in 2010 to build an organized community in the Inland Northwest advocating for traditional, human-powered winter recreation in our region. We as a group and individually are involved with and have commented on forest service management and travel plans.
Our goals are to strengthen the traditional winter recreation community by advocating for specific non-motorized areas with reasonable access for human-powered recreationists and to educate others about the value of and opportunities for human-powered winter recreation.
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