Wilderness Patch or Pin Instructions

 

 

 

Photo of a large rocky mountain peak taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of a lake surrounded by pine trees with a rocky mountain in the background. Photo of a valley floor with wildflowers and conifers that border the meadow and the rocky mountains taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of a meadow with flowers, a grassy hillside and mountains in the background with some snow. Photo of an area in the wilderness area taken from the North Peak Trail. Photo of steep rugged mountains with pines covered in snow taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of an area in the Mount Timpanogos Wilderness on the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest taken by Bruce Tremper. A port of the Twin Peaks wilderness that is above Lake Blanch.  It has a light dusting of snow. Photo taken by Bruce Tremper. Photo of the sunrise hitting the Wellsville Wilderness area taken by Bruce Tremper.

 

 

The above carousel shows images of the nine wilderness areas managed by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests. 


Earn a unique pin or patch for a Wilderness you or your group hike this next year when you plan ahead and prepare, take a picture of yourself(s) and submit a request for a pin. There are nine unique color enamel pins and patches in all, one for each of the following 9 Wildernesses: Deseret Peak, High Uintas, Lone Peak, Mount Naomi, Mount Nebo, Mount Olympus, Mount Timpanogos, Twin Peaks and Wellsville Mountain that is managed by the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests.

To receive a pin or patch for yourself or group you will need to do the following (you must be 18 or older:

Submit the following information to UWC_INFO@fs.fed.us with the subject line of UWC LNT & EW Initiative pin request:

• Excursion Primary Leader name and contact information (must be 18 or older)
• Wilderness Name you hiked in
• Trip start date
• Number of days in the Wilderness
• List of the names of Adult (18 & older) participants with signatures that have committed to following Leave No Trace (LNT) principles.
• Total number of participants both Adults and youth
• A copy of your hike plan/itinerary that includes Wilderness regulations that apply to your hike; such as group size maximum, fire restrictions etc.
• A summary of the Leave No Trace principle applied on your trip and summary of how you can improve in Leave No Trace for your next hike.
• A photo of yourself and/or group in the Wilderness
or you can submit Earn Wilderness Pins or patch request

You must submit a Wilderness Excursion/Trip/Itinerary/Plan

As an incentive to plan ahead and prepare you or your group can receive Leave No Trace seven principles hang tag(s) by submitting to UWC_INFO@fs.fed.us or showing your hiking plan/itinerary to a Forest Service representative at a Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forests office or outlet.
Hiking plans should include:
• Excursion Primary Leader name and contact information (must be 18 or older)
• Wilderness Name
• Trip start date                                                                    
• Number of days in the Wilderness
• List of the names of Adult (18 & older) participants with signatures that have committed to following Leave No Trace principles.
• Total number of participants both Adults and youth
• Wilderness regulations that our applicable to your excursion
• List of specific concerns and items you will need for you excursion
• List of high use time in the Wilderness you are visiting
• How you can minimize waste during your excursion
• List of maps that you need
• List of Leave No Trace principles you are planning to use during your trip or submit one of the following Earn a LNT Hang Tag request or BSA Tour Permit Excursion/Trip/Itinerary Plan

Pins are available as long as supply lasts and all requests need to be submitted prior to September 30, 2016

Only one Leave No Trace hang tag is available per participant and one pin or patch per Wilderness hike in per year per participant.