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2016 Cleanup of the Beehive Lakes Trail #279.

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On June 25, volunteers with the Idaho Trails Association (ITA) completed maintenance work on the Beehive Lakes Trail in the Sandpoint District of the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. Fourteen ITA members and friends brushed out 4 ½ miles of trail, re-built or re-opened 43 water diversion ditches, and cut out 5 fallen trees that had [...]

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English Point Trail Work Party Debrief

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Our first trail work party of 2016 was another great success. On Friday, April 29, eight volunteers helped the Idaho Trails Association (ITA) do maintenance work on the English Point Trail #80 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The group cleaned out water bars, cut back brush, cleaned sod off of a raised walkway, and [...]

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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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Volunteers Pick Up Trail Work Where Forest Service Left Off…..

Photo Courtesy of Jessica Murri and Boise Weekly

The Boise Weekly published an article about the Idaho Trails Association on July, 2015. It’s a great article on how we got started, our mission, and how we accomplish our mission. Read more here.

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2015 Hum Lake Trail Work Party Debrief


Idaho Trails Association trail work project on July 25th & 26th, 2015 was at Hum Lake on the Krassel District of the Payette National Forest. We backpacked into base camp at Hum Lake on Saturday and then divided into two crews and conquered. One group headed north on the trail and did some much needed [...]

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2015 Alice-Toxaway Trail Work Vacation Debrief

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We are thrilled with the work our volunteers accomplished during this Epic trail work vacation in the Sawtooth Wilderness. Our amazing volunteer crew along with a Forest Service Wilderness Ranger got this staggering list of  accomplishments done! 10-ITA Volunteers contributed 400 hours of volunteer time. Cleared 7 trees from the trail within Wilderness. Resurfaced 1500 [...]

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National Trails Day Summary

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National Trails Day 2015 was a success from the start.  Volunteers met at the BLM field Office in Boise and carpooled to the Perjue Canyon Trailhead in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.  REI supplied sandwiches, chips and drinks while volunteers provided homemade cookies for the return trip.  15 volunteers made the trip with BLM Recreation [...]

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Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative

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We are collaborating with IYWI another Idaho nonprofit organization to get youth outdoors and experience nature! IYWI will create opportunities for Idaho’s youth to experience overnight wilderness adventures provided by trained and equipped adult youth leaders. The mission of IYWI is to create opportunities for Idaho youth to experience overnight wilderness adventures by breaking down [...]

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Restoration of Jenny Lake Trails Continues in 2015 – Guest Blog


The following is a guest blog from Teton hiking trails. Restoration of Jenny Lake Trails Continues in 2015 The Spring 1939 issue of Grand Teton Nature Notes pronounced that “By far the most popular trail in the park is the lower portion of the Cascade Canyon Trail which leaves Jenny Lake and climbs above Hidden [...]

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Eckles Creek Trail Work Party Debrief

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Our second trail work party of 2015 was another great success. We had 15 Rock star volunteers come help maintain trail in the Hell’s Canyon National Recreation area.  We partnered with the Payette National Forest Service to work on trail #223 Eckles Creek trail in Hell’s Canyon. We did some heavy trail pad repair and [...]

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