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Idaho Trails Association Blog

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Idaho Trails Association Blog

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14Jul 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Hobart Swan

July 14, 2022|0 Comments

We are so grateful for the work that Hobart puts in to make trails better! If you have ever tried out our crosscut saw demo at an ITA event in Boise, you have probably met Hobart! He not only built the demo saw buck but also generously stores it at his place and hauls it to our events. This writer and jack of all trades also serves on ITA’s ... Read More

6Jul 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 2: And we’re off!

July 6, 2022|Tags: |4 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. Part 2: ... Read More

29Jun 2022

Follow Clay on his CDT journey!

June 29, 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. 6/24/22 The ... Read More

27Jun 2022

Visit the Gospel-Hump Wilderness with ITA!

June 27, 2022|0 Comments

This season, ITA is hosting two projects in the Gospel-Hump Wilderness, a 206,000 acre wilderness that stretches from the Main Salmon River to the South Fork of the Clearwater, between Riggins and Grangeville. With the Frank Church River of no Return Wilderness to the South and the Selway-Bitterroot Wilderness to the East, the Gospel-Hump is part of the massive Central Idaho wilderness corridor. The name comes from Gospel and ... Read More

22Jun 2022

Trail Spotlight: Wind River Pack Bridge to Shepp Ranch Beach

June 22, 2022|0 Comments

Our Trail Spotlight highlights trails across Idaho that are worth hiking! Ranging from one-day to multi-day trips, these recommendations are trails that ITA has recently cleared or a volunteer has hiked. 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 (find ... Read More

15Jun 2022

Introducing Pack Your Summer Auction

June 15, 2022|0 Comments

PACK YOUR SUMMER! Starting June 20th and going through the end of the month, we'll be running an online auction full of awesome Idaho adventures. Get your bags packed and your boots ready! We'll be auctioning off a five-day rafting trip for two, a weekend pack trip in the Seven Devils, a backpacking adventure package including a tent donated by Six Moon designs, and many other exciting ways to ... Read More

14Jun 2022

The Splattski Outdoor Access Fund

June 14, 2022|0 Comments

The trails world lost a true friend in February 2022 with the sudden passing of John Platt. John was a lifelong hiker and mountaineer, an accomplished cyclist, a backcountry adventurer, and a devoted husband, father, brother and friend. John was also passionate about sharing the outdoors with anyone and everyone, and would give of his time and resources freely to help others discover the joy of being outside. In ... Read More

1Jun 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Lilly Ragan

June 1, 2022|0 Comments

Lilly Ragan, tax accountant by day, serves as ITA’s Bookkeeper and a member of the Advisory Board. We are so grateful to Lilly for the many hours she spends crunching the numbers for ITA as well as working hard on trail maintenance projects! We appreciate Lilly’s constant smile (even after trudging MANY miles in the pouring rain on our recent Sheep Creek project!)  Lilly Ragan (left) on her ... Read More

24May 2022

Celebrate National Trails Day with ITA!

May 24, 2022|0 Comments

National Trails Day is June 4th and we have three exciting ways you can celebrate trails with us! 1. 🥾Volunteer for a project! 🥾 We'll be hosting four trail maintenance projects June 4 across the state on trails in North, South, and East Idaho: Hawkins Loop in the Boise Foothills, Mickinnick near Sandpoint, Cherry Springs near Pocatello, and Purjue Canyon in the Owyhees. All of these are one-day trail ... Read More

4May 2022

Rediscovering Lost Trails

May 4, 2022|1 Comment

By ITA Volunteer and Board Member Liz Bridges In the US, many of our most revered routes trace trails created by the native peoples of this continent. In Idaho, the Shoshone, Blackfoot, Paiute, Nez Perce and others had long established trails that connected spring foraging areas with summer hunting grounds, fall fishing stations with winter quarters. Over time, trails put in place by native peoples became roads and well-known ... Read More

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