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Photo Courtesy of Peter Lovera


Peter Lovera the Idaho Conservation Leagues’s 2015 Artist in Residence elegantly captured the 2015 Livingston Mill/Castle Divide  trail work vacation that he volunteered on! His words and photos capture how a week of stewardship in Idaho’s wilderness can change you and connect you to the wild. “Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, [...]

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Upcoming Events & Projects

Celebration of Long distance trails

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On November 7, the Idaho Trails Association will co-sponsor an all day event in Sandpoint to celebrate successful completions this year of 6 long distance trails in Idaho and other western states. We’ll even have a presentation on a hike around Mt. Blanc in France. The meeting is free, open to the public, and will be held [...]

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Backcountry Cooking

October’s tip

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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

October’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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