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Volunteer Appreciation Party!


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Join us for our Volunteer Appreciation Party on Saturday April 18th, 2015, to say thanks to all of our amazing Volunteers, 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 April 18th from 5:00 to 8:30!

We will have food from In the Wild Chef and beer from Sockeye brewery. We will give a debrief on last year’s accomplishments and a review of all the exciting projects and new things going on this year! We have great raffle prizes ranging from a half day raft trip on the Payette river from Cascade Raft & Kayak, a starter climbing pass for two from Urban Ascent, Rideout  technology Firefly bike grips, REI backpacks, a Jansport Heritage Telluride Backpack, prizes from Cascade Outfitters, Shu’s Idaho Running company, and many more great prizes. We will have an original one of a kind Canvas print by Ed Cannady on Auction….don’t miss out on this rare opportunity! All proceeds will go to help us maintain Idaho’s hiking trails!

Come and see old friends and meet new ones!  You don’t need to have participated in a work party in the past, just come and enjoy the camaraderie!

 

Marble Creek Trail Project – Reopening a Dissapearing Trail

ITA partnered with the Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation to knock out the Marble Creek Trail Project.   Six volunteers worked through 100-degree heat until 6 or 7 at night.   With the leadership of Leo Hennesey, they built and reconstructed crib walls, cut out 190 trees, cleaned 6 waterbars, and dismantled 3 fire rings.  A total of 6 miles of trail were reconstructed and maintained.

The trail segment tackled by this volunteer crew includes a segment of the Idaho Centennial Trail, which is a north-south route, spanning the State of Idaho from Nevada to the Canadian Border.  This critical segment of the trail was beginning to disappear from the lack of maintenance.  In fact, this was the first time in 25 years that this segment of trail has been fully maintained.  Thanks to this volunteer crew, this critical segment of the Idaho Centennial Trail is now in good shape and ready for eager hikers.