Line shacks have history as lifesavers

Line shacks have history as lifesavers

cOURTESY Photo/ANDREW GULLIFORD
DEVILS CANYON CAMP, a simple wood frame, tar paper shack in the Black Ridge Wilderness of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, represents hundreds of line shacks or cowboy camps that were once scattered across public lands.
COURTESY photo/ANDREW GULLIFORD
NO MOTORIZED or mechanized access is allowed in the federal wilderness area.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
A VINTAGE MAPLE SYRUP BOTTLE in the cabin boasts a cowboy on a bucking bronco.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
WHITE PAINT PEELS off the door at the Devils Canyon camp where a metal yellow “WARNING-PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT” sign near the door frame reminds visitors not to vandalize historic structures on public lands.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
THE INSIDE of the camp features two built-in bunks and a plank table which McInnis Canyons conservation area volunteers have adorned with a modern tablecloth.

Line shacks have history as lifesavers

cOURTESY Photo/ANDREW GULLIFORD
DEVILS CANYON CAMP, a simple wood frame, tar paper shack in the Black Ridge Wilderness of McInnis Canyons National Conservation Area, represents hundreds of line shacks or cowboy camps that were once scattered across public lands.
COURTESY photo/ANDREW GULLIFORD
NO MOTORIZED or mechanized access is allowed in the federal wilderness area.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
A VINTAGE MAPLE SYRUP BOTTLE in the cabin boasts a cowboy on a bucking bronco.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
WHITE PAINT PEELS off the door at the Devils Canyon camp where a metal yellow “WARNING-PROPERTY OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT” sign near the door frame reminds visitors not to vandalize historic structures on public lands.
courtesy photo/andrew gulliford
THE INSIDE of the camp features two built-in bunks and a plank table which McInnis Canyons conservation area volunteers have adorned with a modern tablecloth.
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