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ALDHA-West Fall Hiker Fest in Sandpoint

Event Description: Idaho Trails Association is a co-sponsor of the American Long Distance Hikers Association Fall Hikers Fest on November 7th. The event is free. A picnic-style lunch (brats, beans, slaw, soda and a cookie) is available for $10.00. Vegetarian option is available. Sign up for lunch at the door. The tentative agenda of presenters (subject [...]

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November’s tip

In the wild chef

This Month’s tip is  from Steve Weston the In The Wild Chef. You can take some fresh fruit and veggies despite the weight – just make sure to eat those first to get rid of the weight as soon as possible and to eat before they spoil. Some hard sausages and cheeses will keep for several [...]

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Hike of the Month

Novemberr’s Hike of the Month

Bench along Lane's Trail

Adam Gulch Loop Distance: 7.8 miles loop Total elevation gain: 1,600 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 6,000 to 7,200 feet Topographic Map: Griffin Butte Time: 2 hours 45 minutes to 4 hours Distance to Trailhead: 2.6 miles Water Availability: Several small streams; pond Cautionary Advice: Much of this trail is exposed, bring sun protection. There are several [...]

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