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14 Aug 2016

Bee Top Connector Trail Work Debrief

2016-08-14T12:23:33-06:00August 14, 2016|1 Comment

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 ... Read More

1 Aug 2016

Hike of the Month: Deep Lake

2022-02-24T13:24:37-07:00August 1, 2016|0 Comments

Deep Lake Photo courtesy of: www.idahoaclimbingguide.com Distance: 1.8 miles out-and-back Total elevation gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 6,800 feet to 7,350 feet Topographic Map: Victor Peak Time: 1 hour Season: Late June through October Water Availability: Deep Lake Cautionary Advice: Trail travels through extensive burn area. ... Read More

8 Jul 2016

Hum Lake trail work party debrief

2016-07-08T19:27:45-06:00July 8, 2016|0 Comments

On July 2nd, 2016 ten volunteers donated 80 hours of volunteer time to clear the Hum Lake trail on the Krassel Ranger District of the Payette National Forest. We were met with clear blue skies, temperatures in the 60s and an empty Trailhead.  We started off with introductions and a safety ... Read More

8 Jul 2016

2016 Cleanup of the Beehive Lakes Trail #279.

2016-07-08T19:31:26-06:00July 8, 2016|3 Comments

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 ... Read More

21 May 2016

English Point Trail Work Party Debrief

2016-05-21T08:55:25-06:00May 21, 2016|0 Comments

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 ... Read More

31 Aug 2015

A WEEK IN THE WHITE CLOUD WILDERNESS

2015-08-31T17:47:33-06:00August 31, 2015|2 Comments

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 ... Read More

8 Aug 2015

2015 Alice-Toxaway Trail Work Vacation Debrief

2015-08-08T18:10:34-06:00August 8, 2015|2 Comments

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 ... Read More

12 Jun 2015

National Trails Day Summary

2015-06-12T13:59:48-06:00June 12, 2015|0 Comments

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 ... Read More

28 May 2015

Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative

2015-05-28T05:03:00-06:00May 28, 2015|0 Comments

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 ... Read More

26 Apr 2015

Eckles Creek Trail Work Party Debrief

2015-04-26T11:06:54-06:00April 26, 2015|0 Comments

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 ... Read More

17 Mar 2015

Fuel up for the trail…..

2015-03-30T11:25:40-06:00March 17, 2015|0 Comments

I am going to re-hash the old weight versus taste argument. Do you take whole food or dehydrated? Believe it or not, your body has the answers! Many Rock Climbers will lean towards the freeze dried due to weight and a Backpacker tends to go with the more whole food ... Read More

14 Feb 2015

Oolite Trail Work Party Debrief

2015-02-14T09:03:21-07:00February 14, 2015|0 Comments

Our first trail work party of 2015 was a huge success. We had over 30 volunteers eager to get outside on a gorgeous Saturday in January!  We partnered with the Bruneau Field Office of the BLM to work on the Oolite Interpretive Trail in the Owyhees. We did ... Read More

31 Jan 2015

2014 Project Accomplishments and Summary for the Idaho Trails Association

2015-02-02T19:01:51-07:00January 31, 2015|0 Comments

ITA’sMission Idaho Trails Association promotes the continued enjoyment of Idaho’s hiking trails. The Idaho Trails Association (ITA) is a non-profit organization. ITA’s Purpose: To facilitate the active enjoyment of Idaho’s public lands and hiking trails, the Idaho Trails Association brings together citizens and develops partnerships to foster: Care-taking of Idaho’s hiking ... Read More

4 Jan 2015

Hike of the Month

2015-01-04T16:31:59-07:00January 4, 2015|0 Comments

The Idaho Trails Association would like to introduce a new monthly update on hiking and snowshoeing trails around Idaho. We’re grateful to be able to utilize materials from Hiking Idaho and other resources. Scott Marchant envisioned a mission for Hiking Idaho to publish guidebooks that make available accurate and inspiring ... Read More

4 Jan 2015

January’s Hike of The Month

2015-02-18T12:21:58-07:00January 4, 2015|0 Comments

This hike is a popular destination in Boise and from Scott Marchant’s book The Hiker’s Guide to Greater Boise. Table Rock Loop Distance: 4.1 miles loop Total Elevation Gain: 900 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,750 feet to 3,650 feet Topographic Map: Boise South Time: 1 hour to 30 minutes ... Read More

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