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2019 Communications and Outreach Specialist

Idaho Trails Association is seeking a full-time Communications and Outreach Specialist. The chosen candidate will help define and build this newly created position. Working collaboratively with the Board of Directors and ITA staff, this position will focus on five main responsibilities – communications, outreach, marketing, membership and fundraising. High attention to detail and ability to [...]

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2019 Volunteer Appreciation Parties

Mark your calendars, it’s party time! Are you a current ITA member or have volunteered with us in the past? We are having two parties to celebrate YOU! Haven’t volunteered with ITA before? No problem. New recruits are welcome as well. Signup to attend one of our volunteer appreciation parties: – May 4, 2019 Volunteer [...]

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2019 Project Schedule is now available

The 2019 Idaho Trails Association project schedule is now available; select ‘Projects’ from the menu.  Member only registration is open March 11th-April 11th.  All supporters (non members and members) may register on/after April 12th.  Thank you for your supporting the trails.

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Thank you Larry Callister!


A special thank you to ITA member Larry Callister for a donation of cross cut saws!  We are so thrilled to have these new additions to our tool cache.  The Simonds 513 is going to be limited to shows and demonstrations.  Come give it a try at the Spokane Great Outdoors Expo on February 24th [...]

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Fred Meyer Community Rewards

Fred Meyer

Hello ITA supporters! Did you know if you are a Fred Meyer customer you can help the Idaho Trails Association just by shopping for your daily essentials? It’s true. Just register your Fred Meyer Rewards card on their website, go to the Community Rewards link: then ‘re-enroll or link your Rewards Card now’ and pick [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Thom Klein


The Idaho Centennial Trail takes hikers 900 miles through some of Idaho’s most beautiful places. With the current rise in popularity of long distance hiking, it is high time that the ICT gets the recognition it deserves as one of America’s most rugged and remote hikes. But an increase in hikers means an increased need [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Howard Shay


We here at ITA are proud to have grown beyond our Boise roots into the beautiful backcountry of North Idaho. From the Selkirks to the St. Joe, you’re sure to find some of the most pristine forests in the mountain West. Our volunteers have been hard at work improving trails for all to enjoy. As [...]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Tobey Jinkins

Volunteer Spotlight

Without our volunteers, the Idaho Trails Association could not do the important work of keeping public trails open. As part of our 2016 membership drive, we’d like to introduce you to some of the folks that have made our projects so successful and fun. Tobey has volunteered on our Alice-Toxaway project two years running and [...]

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Join Idaho Trails Association During Our 7th Annual Membership Drive


Become a Steward of Idaho’s Trails Join ITA During Our 7th Annual Membership Drive Dear Idaho Backcountry and Wilderness Trail Lovers: Idaho’s network of backcountry trails leads hikers to and through some of our state’s most beautiful, hidden places. As one of the state’s fastest growing volunteer-driven organizations dedicated to clearing backcountry trails, Idaho Trails [...]

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Bee Top Connector Trail Work Debrief

Bee top comm trail work

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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