Wilderness Act 50th Anniversary Fun Facts

The "Window" seen from the Ventana Doublecone peak in the Ventana Wilderness. Photo by Jim Bowles.

On the golden anniversary of the Wilderness Act, some fun facts about America's wildest lands.

Blundering into Desolation

Desolation Wilderness, just south of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada, draws throngs to picturesque spots like Island Lake. Photo by Brooke Wright.

Even making every rookie mistake in the book can't spoil the splendor.

Ventana Wilderness Alliance

Caring for The Ventana Wilderness It’s no mystery why visitors travel from all over the globe to enjoy the views in Big Sur and the Santa Lucia Range. The jagged coastline, steep mountains and breathtaking scale have the power to inspire awestruck wonder.