Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Idaho Conservation League Director Rick Johnson lounge at Chamberlain Lake in the White Clouds Wilderness in August after hiking into the area they helped protect.
Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Idaho Conservation League Director Rick Johnson lounge at Chamberlain Lake in the White Clouds Wilderness in August after hiking into the area they helped protect. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Republican Rep. Mike Simpson and Idaho Conservation League Director Rick Johnson lounge at Chamberlain Lake in the White Clouds Wilderness in August after hiking into the area they helped protect. Rocky Barker rbarker@idahostatesman.com
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Rocky Barker is the energy and environment reporter for the Idaho Statesman and has been writing about the West since 1985. He is the author of several books, including "Scorched Earth How the Fires of Yellowstone Changed America," "The Flyfisher's Guide to Idaho" and "The Wingshooter's Guide to Idaho."