The vanishing cowboy camp

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The vanishing cowboy camp

Life-saving line shack protected at McInnis Canyons
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.
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.
No motorized or mechanized access is allowed in the federal wilderness area.
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.
A vintage maple syrup bottle in the cabin boasts a cowboy on a bucking bronco.

The vanishing cowboy camp

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.
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.
No motorized or mechanized access is allowed in the federal wilderness area.
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.
A vintage maple syrup bottle in the cabin boasts a cowboy on a bucking bronco.
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