Jarbidge Wilderness

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Jarbidge Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Pink-purple wildflowers and subalpine fir trees near the Jarbidge River in the upper Jarbidge River Canyon on August 9th 2013.JPG
Wildflowers in the upper Jarbidge River Canyon
Map showing the location of Jarbidge Wilderness
Map showing the location of Jarbidge Wilderness
Location Elko County, Nevada, USA
Nearest city Jarbidge, NV
Coordinates 41°45′41″N 115°19′13″W / 41.76139°N 115.32028°W / 41.76139; -115.32028Coordinates: 41°45′41″N 115°19′13″W / 41.76139°N 115.32028°W / 41.76139; -115.32028
Area 113,167 acres (45,797 ha)
Established January 1, 1964
Governing body U.S. Forest Service

The Jarbidge Wilderness is a wilderness area located in the Jarbidge Mountains of northern Elko County in northeastern Nevada, United States. It is contained within the Jarbidge Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.[1] [2] It was originally established by the 1964 Wilderness Act as the first wilderness area in Nevada. Expanded in 1989 by the Nevada Wilderness Act, this wilderness is now over 113,000 acres (46,000 ha). The wilderness contains the headwaters of both the Marys and Jarbidge Rivers and the Salmon Falls Creek. Jarbidge and Emerald Lakes are also within its boundaries. Vegetation consists of Subalpine Fir, Whitebark Pine, and Quaking Aspen forests mixed with riparian habitat and sagebrush steppe. Nearly ten mountain peaks of greater than 10,000 feet (3,000 m) are also located within the wilderness. [3]

Snowslide Gulch in the Jarbidge Wilderness

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