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Bee Top Connector Trail Work Debrief

On Tuesday, July 26, eleven volunteers helped work on the final sections of the new Bee Top Connector Trail in the Sandpoint Ranger District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. This new trail will re-open access to the Bee Top/Round Top Trail #120 from the east end for the first time in many years. The [...]

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Upcoming Events & Projects

  • Marble Creek Trail Work Vacation (Full, wait list available)

    ICT Trail sign

    Marble Creek, August, 28th- Sept. 3rd Project Description: Marble Creek is in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Spend a week in one of the remotest places in the lower 48.  ITA is partnering with the Selway Bitterroot/Frank Church Foundation to clear 13 miles of Marble Creek off the Middle Fork of the Salmon [...]

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  • Roman Nose Trail Work Party

    Photo Courtesy of ICL

    Project Idaho Trails Association summer cleanup project on the Roman Nose Trail.  Date and time:  Friday, September 9th 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 Friday, September 9th on [...]

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  • 2016 National Public Lands Day – Trail Work Party


    Boise Bureau of Land Management, Idaho Trails Association, and REI invite you to join us for some camping, projects, and activities for this year’s National Public Lands Day out in the Owyhee Canyonlands. Date: September 17th, 2016. Join us the evening of September 16th to campout or the morning of September 17th.  Breakfast & registration [...]

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  • Trail Creek Summit Trail Work Party (Full, wait list available)


    Summit Creek at Trail Creek Summit Saturday and Sunday, October 1st and 2nd We will be camping(Park Creek Campground) at the trailhead at Summit Creek for a two day work party to improve the first three miles of Summit Creek.  We will be logging out and reestablishing trail tread to its original location in several [...]

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Backcountry Cooking

August’s tip

In the wild chef

This Month’s tips are from Steve Weston the In The Wild Chef. How to make Roasted Poblano Jalapeno Soup!

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Hike of the Month

August’s Hike of The Month

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Deep Lake Distance: 1.8 miles out-and-back Total elevation gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 6,800 feet to 7,350 feet Topographic Map: Victor Peak Time: 1 hour Season: Late June through October Water Availability: Deep Lake Cautionary Advice: Trail travels through extensive burn area. Use caution in windy conditions and be prepared for sun exposure. [...]

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