The Wyoming Wilderness Association has a list of outings scheduled for this summer that offer interesting and creative ways to get out into the back country of Wyoming.

The schedule includes hikes, both long and short, difficult and easy and in the company of a range of outdoors people who know the country.  Twenty-two  outings are scheduled, the first is this weekend and the majority are free.

"We do it all over the state, we have five offices. And although they're small numbers of people that we're able to take up on each outing, through the impact of getting that group out there, word spreads."

Carolyn Schroth is project director for WWA and she says getting folks out is the best way to explain why they work so hard to protect the wild and unique places in the state.

She says its consistent with their grass roots approach to building advocacy for Wyoming's wild places.