2. Shenandoah Wilderness
Why? This Virginia site, home to the Shenandoah National Park, has an interesting conservation history. Classified as a “recycled” wilderness site, the area that was once farmed, logged and burned was able to naturally rejuvenate.
4. Sequoia-Kings Canyon Wilderness
Why? This site, often described as the heart of California’s wild land, will make you never look at trees at the same way again. The giant sequoia, seen above, grows to reach a minimum of 286 feet tall and 113 feet wide. Also, with a 1800-2700 year lifespan, it’s bound to outlive us all.
6. Rocky Mountain National Park Wilderness
Why? This Colorado location is among the few sites offering a new experience for each season. There’s something for everyone: bird watching in the spring, backpacking in the summer, horse back riding in the fall and cross country skiing in the winter.
8. Yosemite Wilderness
Why? Although California’s Yosemite National Park is one of the most popular places to visit in the National Park System, it still maintains its beauty and sense of remoteness. In addition to the park’s own wilderness, Yosemite is surrounded by wilderness areas on all sides, including the Emigrant Wilderness to the north, the Hoover Wilderness to the east and the Ansel Adams Wilderness to the south.
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