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Trail Blaze: The Blog of the Idaho Trails Association

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

2016 Trail work parties


We will have a variety of one-day, weekend, and week-long trail work projects throughout the state during summer 2016. We are working to finalize a week-long backpacking project in which the crew will carry its gear and camp as they travel across the Sawtooth Wilderness. Other week-long projects include stock support to pack in camp, [...]

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Backcountry Cooking

February’s tip

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

February’s Snowshoe of the Month

Billy's Bridge

Billy’s Bridge Distance: varies Elevation gain: varies Difficulty: Moderate This Snowshoe destination is posted by the suggested month to go on from Scott Marchant’s 2016 Idaho Wilderness Calendar.  This is just a general guideline however as this hike can be utilized outside of the specific month. Details The Billy’s Bridge Trailhead is 16 miles north of Ketchum, [...]

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