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Celebrate 20 Years Of Wilderness!

COME TO THIS YEAR'S SPECIAL HUPC RENDEZVOUS September 11 * Noon Mirror Lake Amphitheater

Twenty years ago today, we gathered on the same ledge overlooking the High Uintas Wilderness where we continue to offer our howl to commemorate the passage of the Utah Wilderness Act and watched the Forest Supervisors unveil twelve signs that would be erected on the borders of the new Utah additions to the National Wilderness Preservation System. What a culmination of years of effort to bring protection to some incredible wild places!

One can only imagine what it felt like for the writers and activists who shepherded The Wilderness Act through Congress twenty years before that, in l964, for, as you surely know, 2004 marks the Fortieth Anniversary of the signing of The Wilderness Act. (In celebration, the LYNX has and will continue to address this wonderful event in each issue all year.)

So this year has particular meaning. We invite you to join us on that stunning ledge, to howl, to pray, to bless the wild... in whatever spirit you choose. We want to share together the glory of this wild country and the joy in its protection. Bring something to share, if you choose (folks always enjoy tasting your garden's bounty); we will have the usual good coffee, juice and bagels. Maybe a special cake decorated in unique Pettis style! In any event, please come up to Mirror Lake.

If you are new to this occasion, clock about 35 miles from Kamas on Hwy 150, park near the lake, and walk the forest path to the amphitheater. Listen for the laughter, add your stories to the day, and enjoy the sunny, pine-scented air for a little Uintas talk. Prepare to howl for wild country.

Join us. It won't be the same without you!

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