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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

2015 National Public Lands Day – Trail Work Party


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 Big Jacks Creek Wilderness. Date: September 25-26, 2015.    Join us the evening (after work) of the 25th to campout or the morning of September 26.   [...]

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Backcountry Cooking

September’s tip

In the wild chef

This Month’s tip is  from Steve Weston the In The Wild Chef. Peanut butter is great on backpacking trips – take it out of the jar and put in a baggie. Cut one corner off so you can squeeze it onto your bread without using a knife, then store that cut bag into another baggie! [...]

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Hike of the Month

September’s Hike of the Month


Taylor Canyon Loop Distance: 4.1 miles loop Total elevation gain: 1,300 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 6,300 to 7,500 feet Topographic Map: Sun Valley, Rock Roll Canyon Time: 1 hour 45 minutes to 2 hours 45 minutes Distance to Trailhead: 5.2 miles Water Availability: Tiny stream in Taylor Canyon for first 1.2 miles of trail. [...]

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