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    No protection for the Whites

    The House of Representitives has decided that they won't make the White Mountain National Forest a federally protected wilderness area.

    Full story can be found here:
    http://www.unionleader.com/article.a...7-88db5850ee67

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    Quote Originally Posted by bintrepidhiker
    The House of Representitives has decided that they won't make the White Mountain National Forest a federally protected wilderness area.
    excuse me? please be more careful with your statement. There was never any push to make the WMNF (in its entirety) a federally protected Wilderness area. The bill was to designate those portions of WMNF (namely areas in the Wild River Valley and Sandwich Range) designated Wilderness with a capital W.

    My guess is that some kind of Wilderness bill will pass within the next few months. (though some of us hikers would prefer to see a less austere method of protection & feel the WMNF is already in fairly good hands, in contrast w/ other areas of the Mahoosucs...)
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    There's another thread on this topic in Q&A. I'll direct all comments there.

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