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11Jan 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Barry Miller

January 11, 2023|0 Comments

There a good reason why ITA crew leader Barry Miller was given the award of Crew Leader of the Year in 2022- he led three projects, one of them being a backpacking trip as part of our Youth Trail Crew program. It’s a lot to take a group of youth into the backcountry to do trail work– even more so to teach them how to backpack at the same ... Read More

27Dec 2022

Watch our 2022 Impact Video!

December 27, 2022|0 Comments

Happy (almost) New Year to you and yours! We want to take this time at the end of the year to reflect on what an awesome year 2022 was for trails because of your support. We put together this video to celebrate the year: Our New Years resolution: do even more to keep Idaho’s hiking trails open for all! Thank you to each and every one of ... Read More

21Dec 2022

Outdoor Education is at the Heart of ITA

December 21, 2022|0 Comments

By Pam Bond, ITA Vice President of the Board and Crew Leader Pam Bond and other volunteers flying into the Cabin Creek airstrip to begin a week of trail maintenance. I didn’t realize, until I sat down and gave it a good think, that education is ingrained in all that Idaho Trails Association does.  Every part of our organization’s fabric provides an opportunity for someone to learn something ... Read More

12Dec 2022

Why Clear That Trail? (It’s in the middle of nowhere!)

December 12, 2022|3 Comments

Photo Credit: Dave Beck By Melanie Vining, Executive Director The Sheep Creek Trail, from Windy Saddle in the Seven Devils Mountains to the Snake River in Hells Canyon, was cleared for the first time in years this past fall and spring. Three friends and I planned a two-day hike from Windy Saddle to Pittsburgh Landing for early October to see this “slice of Hells Canyon”, from 7600 ... Read More

27Nov 2022

#GivingTuesday is here!

November 27, 2022|0 Comments

Join us on #GivingTuesday, a day to come together around the causes you care about and communities you want to lift up. Idaho Trails Association is raising support to fund trail projects across Idaho in 2023. We want to inspire more communities and volunteers to come together to make their trails better and share our vision of seeing many more miles of Idaho’s trail network cleared and accessible. We ... Read More

21Nov 2022

There’s a trail out there for everyone!

November 21, 2022|0 Comments

ITA's mission is "keeping Idaho's hiking trails open for all". We believe there is a trail for everyone, somewhere, be it deep in the Gospel Hump Wilderness or a mile outside of Sandpoint. I recently learned there is even an ADA-accessible wilderness trail outside Ketchum! I believe our work stewarding Idaho trails should be open TO all; one way we have focused on that goal is through creation of ... Read More

15Nov 2022

Love Your Idaho Trails!

November 15, 2022|0 Comments

ITA's Annual Membership Drive starts November 15 and runs through the end of the year. We need your help to reach our goal of $50,000 to support ITA's trail stewardship work in 2023. You can join or renew for $25, $50, $100 or more! Why do trails need our support? Idaho's vast network of 10,000+ miles of trails require routine maintenance to keep them open and safe for trail ... Read More

14Nov 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 11: The End has come- for this year!

November 14, 2022|Tags: |5 Comments

This summer, ITA crew leader and former employee Clay Jacobson will be hiking the Continental Divide Trail starting north and going south. The CDT spans over 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico and crosses through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. We’re happy to be following Clay along his journey and will be posting his updates from the trail! You can see all of Clay's blog posts here. November 1st ... Read More

25Oct 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 10: Bagging Peaks

October 25, 2022|Tags: |1 Comment

This summer, ITA crew leader and former employee Clay Jacobson will be hiking the Continental Divide Trail starting north and going south. The CDT spans over 3,000 miles from Canada to Mexico and crosses through Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico. We’re happy to be following Clay along his journey and will be posting his updates from the trail! You can see all of Clay's blog posts here. October 23rd ... Read More

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