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January 2017

What's in a name?

Wilderness trivia: How many wilderness areas have been renamed? Answer: 10, the latest being the Olympic Wilderness, which was renamed last month as the Daniel J. Evans Wilderness to honor the former Washington State Governor and Senator nicknamed "Straight Arrow."


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