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By Mike Koshmrl
Jackson Hole News&Guide Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Foresters try to keep up with demand


August 12, 2020

Ryan Dorgan, Jackson Hole News&Guide

Linda Merigliano and Lesley Williams Gomez take apart a fire ring in the Bridger-Teton National Forest. With demand high for Bridger-Teton campsites, campers are spilling into the forest's more remote areas.

JACKSON - It was mid-morning when Lesley Williams Gomez's Bridger-Teton National Forest pickup truck inched up onto the sagebrush to make room along the seldom-traveled, graveled northern stretch of Antelope Flats Road.

Not one, but four vehicles were headed her way, and the roadbed wasn't big enough for the both of them. The caravan of campers was pointed north toward Lost Creek Ranch and the quickly filling dispersed camping area along the ridges above Triangle X Ranch. They'd already been to Shadow Mountain, only to find that its 50 spots were all taken.

"None of these people are togethe...

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