Volunteer Spotlight: Barry Miller
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
Watch our 2022 Impact Video!
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
Outdoor Education is at the Heart of ITA
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
Why Clear That Trail? (It’s in the middle of nowhere!)
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
#GivingTuesday is here!
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
There’s a trail out there for everyone!
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
Love Your Idaho Trails!
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
Clay’s CDT Blog Part 11: The End has come- for this year!
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
We need your help planning for 2023!
We need your help to make the 2023 trail season the best one yet! Please fill out the questions below to help us know how best to plan for next year.
Clay’s CDT Blog Part 10: Bagging Peaks
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