Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness

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Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness
IUCN category Ib (wilderness area)
Beautiful country outside of Ketchum, Idaho.jpg
Boulder Mountains
A map of the United States showing the location of the Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness
A map of the United States showing the location of the Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness
LocationBlaine and Custer counties, Idaho, United States
Nearest cityKetchum, ID
Coordinates43°54′32″N 114°29′06″W / 43.909°N 114.485°W / 43.909; -114.485Coordinates: 43°54′32″N 114°29′06″W / 43.909°N 114.485°W / 43.909; -114.485
Area67,998 acres (27,518 ha)
EstablishedAugust 7, 2015
Governing bodyU.S. Forest Service

The Hemingway–Boulders Wilderness is a 67,998-acre (27,518 ha) protected area in Sawtooth National Recreation Area, part of Sawtooth National Forest in Blaine and Custer counties, Idaho, United States. The wilderness covers part of the Boulder Mountains and directly adjoins the Jim McClure–Jerry Peak Wilderness on its northeast side and is south of the Cecil D. Andrus–White Clouds Wilderness, which it does not directly adjoin. It is named for the Boulder Mountains and Ernest Hemingway, who was a resident of nearby Ketchum. The area was added to the National Wilderness Preservation System on August 7, 2015 with the passage of the Sawtooth National Recreation Area and Jerry Peak Wilderness Additions Act (Pub.L. 114–46), which was sponsored by Representative Mike Simpson and passed Congress without objection before being signed into law by President Barack Obama.[1][2][3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Landers, Rich (August 4, 2015). "Idaho's Boulder White-Clouds Wilderness Approved". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on August 4, 2015.
  2. ^ Simpson, Mike. "H.R. 1138" (PDF). U.S. Congress. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Wilderness Area Proposals" (PDF). U.S. Congress. February 23, 2015. Archived from the original (PDF) on August 4, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  4. ^ Landers, Rich (August 7, 2015). "Obama signs Boulder-White Clouds Wilderness Bill". The Spokesman-Review. Archived from the original on August 7, 2015. Retrieved August 7, 2015.