#mypubliclandsroadtrip WEEK 11: Search for Solitude

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The Bureau of Land Management's #mypubliclandsroadtrip 2016 explores the diverse landscapes and resources on your public lands, from great camping sites to cool rock formations to ghost towns. Roadtrip Week 11, Search for Solitude: #mypubliclandsroadtrip visits some of the most remote and scenic public lands managed by the BLM.


The BLM currently manages 541,812 acres of wilderness in Idaho, like the stunning White Clouds Wilderness. Photo by Mark W. Lisk

Jim McClure-Jerry Peak Wilderness -- photo by Matt Leidecker

Little Jacks Creek Wilderness

Owyhee Canyonlands

Pole Creek Wilderness


Castle Peak Wilderness Study Area in Eagle County, Colorado, offers 11,631 acres of primitive backcountry and unconfined landscapes.

Hike up the mountain, 11,275 feet at its peak, or find a place to camp or fish along the trails.

New Mexico

The Ah-shi-sle-pah Wilderness Study Area in northwestern New Mexico is a badland area of rolling water-carved clay hills, rich in fossils.

It is a landscape of sandstone cap rocks and scenic olive-colored hills.


The Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument in Montana spans 149 miles of the Upper Missouri River, the adjacent Breaks country.

Photo by Alyse Backus

Photo by Alyse Backus

The area has remained largely unchanged in the nearly 200 years since Meriwether Lewis and William Clark traveled through it.


The 32,936-acre Raymond Mountain Wilderness Study Area in Wyoming is located in the Sublette Mountain Range. The mountains and steep terrain create a barrier of sorts with solitude all around. Photo by Michelle Gwin

Photo by Mary Hudson


Juniper Dunes Wilderness in southeast Washington sand dunes, old growth juniper trees and a beautiful sunrise…or sunset! BLM Oregon photos


Hells Canyon Wilderness spans northeast Oregon and western Idaho. Much of the area is split by the Wild and Scenic Snake River. BLM Oregon photos

The Spring Basin Wilderness in central Oregon is named for a spring in the center of the area which produces water year-round. BLM Oregon photos

Desert flowers color rolling hills leading to expansive vistas and breathtaking views of the John Day River Valley and beyond.

Eastern States

Camp on some of the most secluded islands in the Lower Wisconsin Waterway! BLM Eastern States photos

The BLM manages about 500 islands in Wisconsin and northeastern Minnesota, with endless opportunities for paddling, camping and more.


Carrizo Plain National Monument, only a few hours from Los Angeles, offers a rare chance to be alone with nature. Photos by Karl Geurs

Some visitors even say you can “hear the silence.”

The Sacramento River Bend Outstanding Natural Area in California includes rolling hills of blue oak and riparian areas around the Sacramento River.

You can explore the area by foot, horseback, boat and bike, and then pitch a tent at the end of the day


Pine Forest Range Wilderness in Nevada is an island in the sky rising almost 6,000 feet above the desert floor to peaks that top out at just below 10,000 feet.

This part of Nevada is as dark as anywhere in the continental U.S. Photo by Rita Ayers

Read more about "Search for Solitude" and other roadtrip stops: mypubliclands.tumblr.com/roadtrip2016. #yourlands #roadtrip #stellersummer #travel #explore #solitude #stellerexplore Photos courtesy of Bob Wick unless noted otherwise.

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