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Hum Lake Trail Crew

Volunteer Appreciation Party!

Join us on Saturday May 14th, 2016, to say thanks to all of our amazing Volunteers, Members, Land Managers and Sponsors who work so hard to make the Idaho Trails Association a success! Where: Older Timer’s Shelter at Ann Morrison park in Boise, Idaho! When: Saturday, May 14th from 5:00 to 8:30! We will have food from In the Wild [...]


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Upcoming Events & Projects

  • Volunteer Appreciation Party!

    Hum Lake Trail Crew

    Join us on Saturday May 14th, 2016, to say thanks to all of our amazing Volunteers, Members, Land Managers and Sponsors who work so hard to make the Idaho Trails Association a success! Where: Older Timer’s Shelter at Ann Morrison park in Boise, Idaho! When: Saturday, May 14th from 5:00 to 8:30! We will have food from In the Wild [...]


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  • National Trails Day – Owhyee Trail Work Party

    NTD4

    Saturday, June 4th Projects details: This 2016 National Trails Day will be the sixthh annual Idaho Trails Association, Boise REI, and Boise BLM work project in the scenic Owyhee Canyonlands. Work details:   Back to Perjue Canyon Trail in Little Jacks Creek Wilderness for National Trails Day on June 4, 2016.  This is the longest Wilderness [...]


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  • Fault Lake Trail #59 – Trail Work Party

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    Project: Idaho Trails Association spring cleanup project on the Fault Lake Trail near Sandpoint, Idaho Date and time: Saturday, June 25th starting at 8:30 am, ending by 4:00 pm. Description: The Idaho Trails Association will be doing general maintenance work on Saturday, June 25th on the Fault Lake Trail, #59 in the Sandpoint District of [...]


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  • Hum Lake Trail Work Party – July 2nd

    Duck lake

    Projects details: July 2nd, 2016 Hum Lake Trail, Payette National Forest, McCall, Idaho Work details: Join us for a day high in mountains above McCall clearing the trail between Duck and Hum Lakes.  We will meet at the Duck Lake Trailhead at Lick Creek Summit at 9am Saturday, July 2nd.  We will hike up to [...]


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  • Hum Lake Trail Work Party – July 16th-17th

    Descending the 800 plus feet to Hum Lake

    Projects details: July 16/17th, 2016 Hum Lake Trail, Payette National Forest, McCall, Idaho Work details: Join us for an overnight work party high in mountains above McCall clearing the trail above Hum Lake.  We will meet at the Duck Lake Trailhead at Lick Creek Summit at 9am Saturday July 16th.  We will hike up to [...]


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  • Alice-Toxaway Trail Work Vacation

    Alice Toxaway 2012

      Where: Sawtooth National Recreation Area When: Sunday-Saturday, July 17th-23rd. Elevation: 7,000′-9,280′ range Location: Tin Cup Trailhead Level of Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous Accepting: 8 volunteers Project Description Alice-Toxaway July, 17th-23rd Spend seven days in the beautiful Sawtooth Wilderness working on the Alice-Toxaway trail nestled amongst the 10,000 foot peaks of the Sawtooth Range.  Your [...]


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Backcountry Cooking

May’s tip

In the wild chef

This Month’s tips are from Steve Weston the In The Wild Chef. Freezer bag your favorite meal, for those with discriminating tastes, cook your favorite meal at home, put a dinner-size portion in a freezer bag and freeze it. I recommend Chili or Pasta Sauce for maximum gut-filling on that first night. As you hike [...]


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Hike of the Month

May’s Hike of The Month

ITA Volunteers show off the new trailhead kiosk they build in 
2011.

Crooked River Trail Distance: 10.6 miles out-and-back Total Elevation Gain: 1,000 feet Difficulty: Strenuous Elevation Range: 4,800 feet to 5,050 feet Topographic Map: Bear River Time: 3 hours 30 minutes to 5 hours Season: June through mid-November Water Availability: Crooked River, several side streams Cautionary Advice: None Information: Boise National Forest, Idaho City Ranger District [...]


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