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Oolite Trail Work Party Debrief

Our first trail work party of 2015 was a huge success. We had over 30 volunteers eager to get outside on a gorgeous Saturday in January!  We partnered with the Bruneau Field Office of the BLM to work on the Oolite Interpretive Trail in the Owyhees. We did some minor pruning and signed the 0.5 [...]

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Upcoming Events & Projects

2015 Work Parties


We have lots of great volunteer projects coming up! To sign up early for one of these projects email In the email make sure to reference the project(s) you want to sign up for. After you sign-up, an ITA representative will be in touch. Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the ITA!

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Eckles Creek Trail Work Party

ITA Trail tools

Projects details: Saturday, March 28, 2015.  We will meet at the Allison Creek Trail Head, at Big Bar Campground at 9:30AM – 5:00PM. Project Details: This project consists of heavy trail pad maintenance using shovels, McCleouds, Pulaski, to build water bars and widen/repair trail tread/pad.  Loppers and small hand saws will be used to prune [...]

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Backcountry Cooking

February’s Cooking tip!

In the wild chef

Are you looking for a way to carry your cooking/olive oils in the backcountry? Well Steve found the perfect container!  He reuses the containers from the popular drink Zip Fizz. These containers are a 2 Tbsp. cylinder that work great for carrying oils in the backcountry! Tip from Steve Weston, [...]

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Hike of the Month

February’s Hike of The Month

Reynolds creek

Reynolds Creek   Distance: 7.o miles out-and-back Total Elevation Gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,550 feet to 3,000 feet Topographic Map: Wilson Peak Time: 2 hours to 3 hours Season: All Year Water Availability: Reynolds Creek Cautionary Advice: Heavy rains may make the dirt roads impassable. A high clearance vehicle is recommended for [...]

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