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IDAHo gives 2015

Idaho Gives! Will You? May 7th

Hello friends and supporters of the Idaho Trails Association, Idaho Gives is now only days away! May 7th will mark the statewide online giving day in Idaho. The Idaho Trails Association is participating again this year and is seeking your support! We’re raising funds to help purchase trail maintenance tools, provide food for our volunteer [...]


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Idaho Gives! Will You? May 7th

IDAHo gives 2015

Hello friends and supporters of the Idaho Trails Association, Idaho Gives is now only days away! May 7th will mark the statewide online giving day in Idaho. The Idaho Trails Association is participating again this year and is seeking your support! We’re raising funds to help purchase trail maintenance tools, provide food for our volunteer [...]


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Support Idaho’s Hiking Trails – Kegs 4 Kause

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Come help support Idaho’s Hiking Trails! Payette Brewing Co. will donate 50% of the proceeds from their beer sales to ITA, so come drink up! What is going on? At 7:00pm local Hiking Idaho guide book author Scott Marchant will be doing an exciting new presentation on “Hikes Off The Beaten Path”! We will have guidebooks and [...]


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2015 National Trails Day – Trail Work Party

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Saturday, June 6th Projects details: This 2015 National Trails Day will be the fifth annual Idaho Trails Association, Boise REI, and Boise BLM work project in the scenic Owyhee Canyonlands. Work details:  Purjue Canyon Trail is a 6 mile hiking trail along the East Fork of Shoofly Creek (Perjue Canyon) in Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.  [...]


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Backcountry Cooking

April’s Cooking tip!

In the wild chef

Remove the packaging from everything you’re taking, repackage it in plastic bags, and label with cooking directions. If necessary, cut the directions off the package or include a small note card. Removing the bulk lets you carry more food and less trash on the way home.                 Photo [...]


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Hike of the Month

April’s Hike of The Month

Tepot dome

Teapot Dome  Distance: 2.4 miles out-and-back Total Elevation Gain: 950 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 3,750 feet to 4,700 feet Topographic Map: teapot Dome Time: 1 hour 30 minutes hours to 2 hours Season: All Year Water Availability: None Cautionary Advice: Be aware of thunderstorm activity on the open ridge. Trails are faint to nonexistent [...]


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