Published on November 25th, 2019 | by Matt Dumoulin
Visions of the Lost Sierra was produced for the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. The milestone offers a good time to reflect on how river advocates protected the place from being dammed, celebrate what we have today, and look forward to how our generation will protect more wild rivers and wilderness areas in the Lost Sierra. The Wild & Scenic Middle Fork Feather River starts in Sierra Valley and flows through the heart of the Lost Sierra. The wild section of the Middle Fork Feather River offers some of the best wild trout fishing in California, 32 miles of Class IV-V+ kayaking, 6-pitch rock climbing on Bald Rock Dome, 10.5 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, the 8.8 mile Hartman Bar National Recreation Trail and the 8.0 mile Feather Falls National Recreation Trail. The National Wild & Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 to preserve free-flowing rivers with outstanding natural, cultural and recreational values for the enjoyment of present and future generations. California’s Middle Fork of the Feather River was one of eight “charter rivers” designated with the passage of the Act. Friends of Plumas Wilderness is a non-profit organization that brings people together to protect and maintain wild places so that what we love about the Lost Sierra—untamed nature, remote places, and clean water—is protected for generations to come. Join us!