The Continental Divide Trail is a hiking path that runs from Canada to Mexico, along the great divide. It’s more than 3,000 miles long, and only a handful of people hike the whole thing in a single year. Marc Koeplin of Cheyenne is one of them.
He and his hiking partner finished the trail a few weeks ago, and joined Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden to talk about the trip. He says his first long-distance hike was the Appelachian Trail, which he did 12 years ago.
The body of the hiker who has been missing in the Wind River Range has been found. James 'Randy' Udall did not return from a hiking trip to the Wind River Range and search and rescue crews worked for days before locating him in a remote area of the Range. It appears he died of natural causes, though an autopsy is forthcoming. In a statement, his family said Udall “left this earth doing what he loved most, hiking in his most favorite mountain range in the world.”
The Wyoming Wilderness Association (WWA) is a non-governmental, not-for-profit organization first created in 1979 by a group of wilderness advocates and outdoors people who envisioned the Wyoming Wilderness Act. Headquartered in Sheridan, WWA has offices in Jackson, Dubois and Lander as well.
In 1984, the passage of the Wyoming Wilderness Act brought to all Americans the permanent protection of an additional 1.1 million acres of ecologically diverse, wild country.