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Idaho Trails Association Blog

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Idaho Trails Association Blog

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25Jan 2024

Read our 2023 Annual Report!

January 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, trail work stats, where our money is coming from and going to, as well as reports about some of our ... Read More

18Jan 2024

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

January 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 conditions and  keep yourself safe if you choose to hike this trail. Physical guidebooks and maps are always good to ... Read More

18Jan 2024

Volunteer Spotlight: Bryce Campbell

January 18, 2024|0 Comments

Bryce wins the award for being the ITA crew leader and supporter that lives the furthest away! While living in Idaho, he discovered ITA and worked his way up to leading crews. He moved to Taiwan to be closer to his wife but still makes the trip back to work with ITA in the summer when he can. Besides volunteering, he is also a strong financial supporter who donated ... Read More

21Dec 2023

Immersion: a conversation with Pam Bond

December 21, 2023|0 Comments

When we immerse ourselves in things, we often do so in anticipation of a significant end result. We hope for transformation. Immersive language study. Cold water immersion. Immersion therapy. You go into it one way – you come out of it changed. Back in 2021, ITA dreamed up a new initiative. It was a dream born not only from our mandate to preserve and care-take, but also from our ... Read More

19Dec 2023

ITA Membership Discounts and Coupons!

December 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- 10% discount Cafè Mule- 15% off Shu's Idaho Running Company- $15 off regularly-priced shoes Check out our Membership Drive here ... Read More

13Dec 2023

Trail Spotlight: Red Top Trail #102

December 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 conditions and  keep yourself safe if you choose to hike this trail. Physical guidebooks and maps are always good to ... Read More

12Dec 2023

Volunteer Spotlight: Julie Kallemeyn

December 12, 2023|0 Comments

Our 2023 North Idaho Crew Leader of the year is Julie Kallemeyn! Besides leading crews, she is also a member of ITA's Advisory Board. One of the volunteers on a trip that she led described her leadership this way: "She made the trip so much fun that you didn't even know there was work involved!" Thank you for all you do for ITA and trails, Julie! Tell us about yourself. ... Read More

6Dec 2023

A message from our Executive Director

December 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 adulthood, I embraced things that required slow, measured progress: distance running, digging fireline, working with mules, reading novels with tiny ... Read More

28Nov 2023

Introducing: the ITA Wall Calendar!

November 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 all year long and find inspiration for your next hiking adventure. With room to write notes on each day square ... Read More

27Nov 2023

ITA’s Annual Membership Drive kicks off on Giving Tuesday!

November 27, 2023|0 Comments

Idaho Trails Association's 2023 Membership Drive is kicks off on Giving Tuesday and goes through the end of the year. Check out our campaign page here. As a member, you play a part in preserving trails and keeping public lands accessible for years to come. Your gift goes towards tools for our volunteer maintenance projects, transporting volunteers to remote trail projects, funding special programs for youth, women, and veterans, ... Read More

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