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National Trails Day Summary

National Trails Day 2015 was a success from the start.  Volunteers met at the BLM field Office in Boise and carpooled to the Perjue Canyon Trailhead in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.  REI supplied sandwiches, chips and drinks while volunteers provided homemade cookies for the return trip.  15 volunteers made the trip with BLM Recreation [...]

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Upcoming Events & Projects

July 4th 2015 Hum Lake Trail Work Party

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Projects details: July 4, 2015 Hum Lake Trail, Payette National Forest, McCall, Idaho Work details: Join us for a day high in mountains above McCall clearing the trail between Duck and Hum Lakes.  We will meet at the Duck Lake Trailhead at Lick Creek Summit at 9am Saturday July 4th.  We will hike up to [...]

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Roman Nose Trail Work Party

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Project Idaho Trails Association summer cleanup project on the Roman Nose Trail.  Date and time:  Saturday, July 11th we will meet in Sandpoint at 7:30 am and then carpool to the trailhead. We should be done by 5:00 pm. Description: The Idaho Trails Association is looking for volunteers to help do maintenance work on Saturday, July 11th on [...]

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2015 Alice-Toxaway Trail Work Vacation


  Where: Sawtooth National Recreation Area When: Sunday-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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Backcountry Cooking

June’s tips

In the wild chef

This Month’s tips are  from Steve Weston the In The Wild Chef. When you are preparing for a backpacking trip place all your dry meal ingredients (like spices) that you’ll need for a recipe in one plastic bag, and when you are ready to cook your meal you can just pop them all into the [...]

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Hike of the Month

June’s Hike of the Month

cogar rock

Cougar Rock Distance: 2.6 miles out-and-back Total Elevation Gain: 1,250 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 5,750 feet to7,000 feet Topographic Map: Rice Peak Time: 1 hour 30 minutes to 2 hours Season: Late June through October Water Availability: None Cautionary Advice: The last 1.1 miles of driving is on Forest Service Road 483A.   A [...]

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