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Fuel up for the trail…..

I am going to re-hash the old weight versus taste argument. Do you take whole food or dehydrated? Believe it or not, your body has the answers! Many Rock Climbers will lean towards the freeze dried due to weight and a Backpacker tends to go with the more whole food option Calories are literally energy, [...]


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Upcoming Events & Projects

Volunteer Appreciation Party!

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Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday April 18th, 2015, to say thanks to all of our amazing Volunteers, Land Managers and sponsors who work so hard to make the Idaho Trails Association a success! Where: Older Timer’s Shelter at Ann Morrison park in Boise, Idaho! When: Saturday April 18th from 5:00 to 8:30! We will have [...]


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2015 Alice-Toxaway Trail Work Vacation

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  Where: Sawtooth National Recreation Area When: Saturday-Saturday, July 19th-25th. Distance: 22 miles Elevation: 7,000′-9,280′ range Location: Tin Cup Trailhead Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Accepting: 10 volunteers Project Description Alice-Toxaway July, 19th-25th Spend seven days in the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness working on the Alice-Toxaway trail nestled amongst the 10,000 foot peaks of the [...]


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2015 Livingston Mill/Castle Divide Trail Work Vacation

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Where: Sawtooth National Forest When: Saturday – Saturday, August 9th-15th Location: Livingston Mill/ Castle Divide Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Accepting: 10 volunteers   Project Description Livingston Mill-Chamberlain Lakes, August 9th-15th Seven days in the Boulder White Clouds!  We are hiking in on Sunday August 9th from the 4th of July Trailhead to our camp at [...]


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Backcountry Cooking

March’s Cooking tip!

In the wild chef

Do you have leftover condiment packets from restaurants like Parmesan cheese, hot pepper seeds, ketchup, and mustard lying around your house? Well if you do we have the perfect use for them! Take them backpacking with you to add some flavor and spice to your backpacking meals. Many of these condiment packets do well on the trail.   [...]


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Hike of the Month

March’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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