The Yakama Nation has closed their Mt. Adams Recreation Area to the public for the entire summer season because they are reconstructing their road and will have no other personnel in the area.
Snowmobiling is prohibited within all Yakama Nation lands, including the YN Mount Adams Recreation Area. The Yakama Nation manages its lands consistent with its Natural Resources Policy Plan and Forest Management Plan to protect its natural resources, especially the habitat of sensitive species such as mountain goats, white-tailed ptarmigan, red fox, and the extremely rare wolverine. Snowmobiles are especially harmful, because they can leak gas and oil into the snowpack (including snow/ice-covered lakes), damage young trees and shrubs, cause erosion and ruts, and spread broken parts across the landscape. Snowmobiling on the tribe’s sacred “Pahto” violates Yakama Nation laws and shows disrespect to the members’ religious and cultural beliefs.
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Center & Right:Snowmobiles on Little Mt Adams, April 3, 2016, posted by Trout Lake Cozy Cabins