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RedDesert4

The Red Desert in winter is vast, beautiful and a little terrifying. Depending on how you outline it, we were somewhere near its dead center. There are two reasons to be here in winter: to earn a paycheck in the oil fields, or to seek the feeling of smallness that comes in big, empty country. We’d come for the latter. Read the story here.

Through their books and letters, leadership and activism, Mardy and Olaus Murie transformed how America thinks about and takes of wilderness. This year, 2014, marks the 50th anniversary of our national Wilderness Act, which they helped to forward. Read this profile at WyoHistory.org about their lives and influences.