Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson hiked into the White Clouds Wilderness for the first time since his bill protecting the area was signed by President Obama a year ago. rbarker@idahostatesman.com
Idaho Republican Rep. Mike Simpson hiked into the White Clouds Wilderness for the first time since his bill protecting the area was signed by President Obama a year ago. 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."