Thursday, March 27, 2008
1993 hike to the top of 13,294-foot James Peak with international students from the Economics Institute.
In August 2002, the James Peak Wilderness Area was officially dedicated. The Congress designated the 14,000-acre area, which straddles the Continental Divide in Boulder, Clear Creek, and Gilpin Counties. The legislation also added 3,000 acres to the nearby Indian Peaks Wilderness Area and created a 16,000-acre James Peak "Protection Area" encompassing the 7,000 acres of the James Peak Roadless Area in Grand County and other adjacent National Forest land. The legislation prohibits mining, timber cutting, new road building and land exchanges in the James Peak Protection Area.
Photo: Gregor V