Faces No. 3: Douglas Malott
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Sep 22, 2015 at 4:19 pm #1332801Stephanie JordanSpectator
@maiaLocale: Rocky Mountains
Companion forum thread to: Faces No. 3: Douglas MalottSep 23, 2015 at 2:14 pm #2228371Tad EnglundBPL Member
@bestbuilderLocale: Pacific Northwest
Douglas, thanks for the article. It would be nice to have a location of your pictures. For those of us with fading memories, many of them look very familiar (I live in Washington also).Sep 24, 2015 at 12:41 pm #2228513AnonymousInactive
I grew up in Colorado back when kids were "free range" kids and allowed to be outside all the time without a whole lot of adult supervision. I now live, coincidentally, in Spokane where Douglas Malott, it would appear, had somewhat the same type of childhood. I share his opinions. Social media, and I'm not an advocate or participant, is bringing a lot more people to the backcountry. My favorite place to backpack, The Enchanted Lakes, is inundated with people. Most stick to the established trail, spend a night or two in the area and then post a 1000's of pictures on Facebook and other sites. Those 1000's of pictures get viewed by 1000's of people who think "i've gotta go there!" Permits to the Enchanted core are very difficult to come by now so I'm moving to new locations – Selway Bitterroots, Seven Devils, Cabinet Mountains, Gosple Hump, and Selkirks where I see a lot less infringement. Very interesting article, Thank You!
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