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7 Jun 2024

Do You Have a Lemonade Mindset?

2024-06-07T15:20:48-06:00June 7, 2024|0 Comments

By Melanie Vining, ITA Executive Director My summer recently took a hard right turn. On Wednesday, May 15th, I had a calendar full of ITA trips, hiking trips, trail runs, and outside projects at my house. On Thursday, May 16th, I was lying prone on a stretcher, bound for ... Read More

5 Jun 2024

Trail Spotlight: Little City of Rocks Loop

2024-06-05T15:07:04-06:00June 5, 2024|Comments Off on Trail Spotlight: Little City of Rocks Loop

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

13 May 2024

Eating on the Trail

2024-05-13T16:17:41-06:00May 13, 2024|1 Comment

Alexis Bennett is an Idaho native who enjoys big hikes and trails with her son and dog. Her street credit includes 20 years of running and weight training experience, including as a collegiate track athlete, finishing the Boise Trail Challenge on foot in 2023, and holding the women’s single-day ... Read More

10 May 2024

Trail Spotlight: Evans Landing

2024-05-13T16:18:58-06:00May 10, 2024|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

9 May 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Brad Smith

2024-05-13T16:19:26-06:00May 9, 2024|0 Comments

Brad helped to start ITA back in 2009 and recently volunteered many hours to create ITA's new Frank Church-River of No Return Trail Map! He is heading up a new ITA volunteer opportunity of gathering GPS data in the south half of the Frank to produce a second map ... Read More

8 Apr 2024

Trail Spotlight: Allison and Eckels Creek

2024-04-08T15:52:18-06:00April 8, 2024|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

6 Mar 2024

Trail Spotlight: Lochsa Peak

2024-03-06T12:14:26-07:00March 6, 2024|1 Comment

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

6 Mar 2024

Fit to Summit

2024-03-06T09:08:37-07:00March 6, 2024|0 Comments

Alexis Bennett is an Idaho native who enjoys big hikes and trails with her son and dog. Her street credit includes 20 years of running and weight training experience, including as a collegiate track athlete, finishing the Boise Trail Challenge on foot in 2023, and holding the women’s single-day ... Read More

4 Mar 2024

The Work- Part 3

2024-03-04T11:44:21-07:00March 4, 2024|1 Comment

Part 3: The Work- By Melanie Vining, Executive Director. Click here to read Part 1 and Part 2. ITA works with public land managers across Idaho, but most of the time our land manager partner is the Forest Service. We work on nine National Forests in Idaho and in ... Read More

11 Feb 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Ray Arguello

2024-02-13T06:54:04-07:00February 11, 2024|1 Comment

Navy vet Ray Arguello began volunteering in 2018 with ITA and last year became a crew leader. He is excited to be part of our growing Veterans Program and is leading our first weeklong Veterans project this year at Ditch Creek. He also enjoys working with young people and ... Read More

6 Feb 2024

Trail Spotlight: Guffey Butte Summit

2024-02-12T08:36:24-07:00February 6, 2024|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

25 Jan 2024

Read our 2023 Annual Report!

2024-01-25T09:07:48-07:00January 25, 2024|0 Comments

ITA's 2023 Annual Report is here! We had an INCREDIBLE year for trails thanks to your support. Read highlights from the season and see some gorgeous photos of Idaho’s backcountry taken by our volunteers and staff. We’ve got updates about our Women in the Wild, Youth, and Veterans programs, ... Read More

18 Jan 2024

Trail Spotlight: Buena Vista Trail Loop (AKA Idaho City Airport Loop)

2024-01-19T10:01:04-07:00January 18, 2024|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

19 Dec 2023

ITA Membership Discounts and Coupons!

2023-12-19T14:26:35-07:00December 19, 2023|0 Comments

These businesses and partners have offered some great discounts for ITA members! Not yet an ITA supporter? Join here! If you are a member, keep an eye out for email instructions for how to get these discounts: Felco- 10% off entire order GAIA GPS- Free 30-day trial Resurgo Coffee- ... Read More

13 Dec 2023

Trail Spotlight: Red Top Trail #102

2023-12-13T09:00:53-07:00December 13, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

6 Dec 2023

A message from our Executive Director

2023-12-07T09:01:28-07:00December 6, 2023|0 Comments

Unlike many kids, when I first heard the tale of the tortoise and the hare, I didn’t identify with the flashy, speedy rabbit. “Slow and steady wins the race” resonated with me. The stodgy tortoise’s persistent trudge was inspiring to me, which proved prophetic. Growing up and into my ... Read More

28 Nov 2023

Introducing: the ITA Wall Calendar!

2023-11-28T07:51:06-07:00November 28, 2023|Comments Off on Introducing: the ITA Wall Calendar!

We are excited to be offering a 2024 12-month ITA Wall calendar just in time for the new year! Get this trail-tactic calendar when you give $100 or more to ITA's Annual Membership Drive. Featuring the best photos taken across Idaho on 2023 trail projects, enjoy serene mountain views ... Read More

7 Nov 2023

Trail Spotlight: Lucky Peak via Adelmann Mine Trail

2023-11-07T15:25:46-07:00November 7, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

16 Oct 2023

Thank you for voting for ITA!

2023-10-26T11:51:42-06:00October 16, 2023|0 Comments

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO VOTED FOR IDAHO TRAILS ASSOCIATION IN THE LAND ROVER DEFENDER SERVICE AWARDS! Your support and words of encouragement meant everything to us throughout this contest. We did not receive enough votes to make it to the top two spots but we are grateful for ... Read More

29 Sep 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Dave Beck

2023-09-29T13:19:57-06:00September 29, 2023|1 Comment

As a crew leader and photographer, Dave not only works hard on the trail leading trips but also captures some amazing images as well. Dave chronicles his adventures and post his photos on his blog, Davefaitlemonde.com. This summer just a few hours into the three-week Wilderness Immersion project in ... Read More

27 Sep 2023

Trail Spotlight: Divide Trail North

2023-09-27T11:11:25-06:00September 27, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

7 Sep 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Dan and Marja Waugh

2023-09-11T11:25:38-06:00September 7, 2023|0 Comments

Dan and Marja are Backcountry Horseman volunteers who pack gear and supplies for ITA projects as well as other groups doing trail work in the Wilderness. We applaud their enthusiasm for protecting and maintaining Idaho's trails and volunteering for seven pack trips across Idaho in 2023 alone! For our backcountry ... Read More

7 Sep 2023

Trail Spotlight: Rainbow Basin Trail

2023-09-07T09:43:27-06:00September 7, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

7 Aug 2023

Trail Spotlight: Selway River Trail #4

2023-08-10T09:16:16-06:00August 7, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

12 Jul 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Elizabeth Bridges

2023-07-12T14:33:37-06:00July 12, 2023|1 Comment

What does Liz not do for ITA?! She serves as a crew leader, Advisory board member, youth program advocate, backcountry cook, event volunteer, writer, and host of ITA functions in her amazing backyard among many roles! Liz is so much fun to be around and brightens up any trail project ... Read More

12 Jul 2023

Trail Spotlight: Station Creek

2023-07-12T14:07:22-06:00July 12, 2023|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights day trips to multi-day hikes across Idaho. Trail conditions can change quickly- swollen rivers can become impassable, windstorms can knock trees down across trails, and snow can come earlier than expected. Please take these recommendations as a jumping off place and do additional research to understand current ... Read More

29 Jun 2023

Opening up a lost trail

2023-06-29T11:34:57-06:00June 29, 2023|0 Comments

By Josh Davis, a 17-year-old ITA volunteer, photographer, and recent high school graduate. You can see more of his photos by following him on Instagram.  The South Fork Blackmare Creek trail project was my third and biggest project volunteering with ITA. Although I have worked on a multi-day ... Read More

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