21 Feb 2022

2022 Season Kickoff Webinar

2022-02-28T10:29:29-07:00February 21, 2022|0 Comments

Dust off your boots and get ready for trail season! Join us the evening before our volunteer schedule launches to learn about this year's best projects and how you can join. Hear this season's highlights from our Trail Projects Director Alex Cravener, Executive Director Mel Vining, and Board President ... Read More

25 Feb 2022

Trail Talks: Intro to Orienteering

2022-02-28T05:52:06-07:00February 25, 2022|0 Comments

Join the City of Trees Orienteering Club to learn the basics of this unique outdoor sport that turns map navigating into a competition! Orienteering can be enjoyed many different ways and is fun for all ages. It can be a walk in the local park, a challenging run on ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Boise Foothills Sagebrush Planting

2022-03-14T15:11:31-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Boise Foothills Sagebrush Planting

Last fall, ITA volunteers collected over a million sagebrush seeds during our Military Reserve Seed collection project in collaboration with Ridge to Rivers! Now it is time for the second step in the effort to rewild areas of the Boise Foothills where land has been disturbed and the native ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Allison-Kinney – BSU

2022-03-28T22:57:10-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Allison-Kinney – BSU

Project location: Hells Canyon/Big Bar Campground, Payette National Forest Project start date: Sunday, March 20th (Sunday as travel day, work begins Monday) Project end date: Saturday, March 26th (clean up, travel home) Number of volunteers: 7-10 Students, 2 BSU Leads, 2 ITA leads Project description: This project takes place on ... Read More

25 Feb 2022

Kegs 4 Kause

2022-03-10T14:06:13-07:00February 25, 2022|0 Comments

Come to Payette Brewing anytime from 6-10pm for an evening of beer, food, trails, live music, and more! 50% of beer sales for the night will be donated to ITA. We'll have live music from Clay Jacobson and Ian Meyer starting at 8 and there will be food available ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

South Fork Salmon River

2022-03-14T23:33:54-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on South Fork Salmon River

This is a self-supported backpacking trip working on the South Fork Salmon River Trail from Hettinger Ranch to Mackay Bar. The crew will fly to the backcountry airstrip at Hettinger Ranch and backpack roughly 13.5 miles downstream. Work will be annual maintenance on the river trail, logging out, some ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Pittsburg Landing Rock

2022-03-14T19:37:20-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Pittsburg Landing Rock

Located on the Snake River in Hells Canyon, this project will focus on improving one rocky section of the Snake River National Recreation Trail. Only a short hike from camp, trail work will have the crew using specialized rock tools to chip out a tread into a rocky outcropping, which ... Read More

26 Feb 2022

Trail Master Webinar: Backpacking 101

2022-03-10T09:58:10-07:00February 26, 2022|0 Comments

Want to break free from crowded campgrounds and carry everything you need to survive in the backcountry? This hour-long webinar about backpacking is for you! Participants will learn the general differences in backpacks, what to carry for an overnight up to a week-long trip, how to pack your backpack, ... Read More

29 Mar 2022

Powerful Pints

2022-03-29T16:05:50-06:00March 29, 2022|0 Comments

Join us anytime from 5-10pm on April 13 for Powerful Pints at Lost Grove Brewing! 50% of taproom proceeds will go directly to ITA, so you can support keeping Idaho's hiking trails clear while drinking a delicious beer!   We'll will have some folks from the organization at the ... Read More

25 Feb 2022

Trail Talks: Backpacking 101

2022-03-30T11:15:19-06:00February 25, 2022|0 Comments

Want to break free from crowded campgrounds and carry everything you need to survive in the backcountry? This hour-long presentation at Lost Grove Brewing about backpacking is for you! Participants will learn the general differences in backpacks, what to carry for an overnight up to a week-long trip, how ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Hawkins Reserve Fence Removal – Earth Day

2022-03-14T20:17:56-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Hawkins Reserve Fence Removal – Earth Day

Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers to remove fencing from the Hawkins Range Reserve in honor of Earth Day. The Hawkins Range Reserve spans 393 acres off of Bogus Basin Road. The property was purchased and protected in 2015. The City of ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Sheep Creek

2022-03-28T22:57:26-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Sheep Creek

We will jet boat up the Salmon River and camp on the beach at Sheep Creek. We’ll break into groups and work on the Salmon River Trail, Sheep Creek Trail, and Johnson Saddle Trail returning to base camp each night.  Glamping set up and food provided, good times guaranteed! ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

English Point

2022-03-15T00:50:45-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on English Point

Volunteers will work on the English Point Trails, a lower elevation trail system that includes easy loops thru forest terrain on the west side of Hayden Lake.  This is a great opportunity to come out early in the 2022 hiking season and learn about and polish up your trail ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

South Idaho CLEM

2022-03-01T13:39:44-07:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on South Idaho CLEM

Join us for our 2022 South Crew Leader College!  Now called Crew Leader Education and Mentoring, or CLEM to honor Clem Pope.  The weekend will consist of “classroom” sessions, as well as hands on crosscut and trail work.  We will car camp in the park at the old church ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Priest Lake Lakeshore

2022-03-15T00:58:20-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Priest Lake Lakeshore

ITA volunteers will cut out logs and brush on this trail along the north western shore of beautiful Priest Lake in northern Idaho. The trail follows the lake and is an easy walk with very little elevation change and picturesque views. We will camp together near the trailhead Friday ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Cabin Creek

2022-04-12T09:05:33-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Cabin Creek

Rescheduled Dates! This project will drop the crew off at the remote Cabin Creek airstrip for a week of backpacking and trail work along Big Creek in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness. Make sure to read up on the area's rich history before you go. The ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

North Idaho CLEM

2022-03-18T12:04:28-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on North Idaho CLEM

Join us for our 2022 North Crew Leader College!  Now called Crew Leader Education and Mentoring, or CLEM to honor Clem Pope.  The weekend will consist of “classroom” sessions, as well as hands on crosscut and trail work. Over two days of training in northern ID, we’ll cover safety, ... Read More

16 May 2022

Women’s Adventure Film Tour

2022-05-16T16:59:24-06:00May 16, 2022|0 Comments

We are so excited to be partnering with the Flicks Theatre to bring the Women’s Adventure Film Tour to Boise! This international film tour is a celebration of the inspiring women doing extraordinary things in the name of adventure. Every year, the selection of unique films is carefully chosen ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Hawkins Loop – National Trails Day

2022-03-15T00:53:22-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Hawkins Loop – National Trails Day

Join us again for a collaborative project between ITA and Ridge to Rivers! We’ll be working on new trail construction on the Hawkins Range Reserve. Constructing new trail can be among the most satisfying projects volunteers can take on. Construction can be broken up into three distinct phases- Brushing/clearing, ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Mickinnick – National Trails Day

2022-03-15T00:56:43-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Mickinnick – National Trails Day

Join us on National Trails Day for our annual Mickinnick trail project! Volunteers will work on this very popular 3.5-mile-long hiking trail right outside of the town of Sandpoint, Idaho. Mickinnick gains 2,200’ from the valley bottom to reach a beautiful viewpoint far above the city. We’ll cut out ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Cherry Springs – National Trails Day

2022-03-15T00:49:48-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Cherry Springs – National Trails Day

Join us on National Trails Day in the Cherry Springs Nature Area for our first project in Eastern Idaho! ITA will coordinate a meeting location, the trails that need our help, and supply the tools. Volunteers will join us Saturday morning for a safety briefing and we’ll get to ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Purjue Canyon – National Trails Day

2022-03-15T00:58:48-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Purjue Canyon – National Trails Day

This is a one-day project constructing a re-route of the Purjue Canyon Trail in the Owyhees. Featuring wildflowers, rugged canyons, and an abandoned homestead, this is a spectacular canyon with plenty to see. The project will be removing the trail from the riparian area and relocating it to the ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

North Fork Wood River – Youth

2022-03-28T22:47:01-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on North Fork Wood River – Youth

On this trip, youth volunteers will be exploring the Hemingway Boulder Wilderness, an area known for its terrific views and abundant wildlife. Over 16 miles of trail start at this trailhead all offering dramatic views of the Boulder Mountains, cold clear water of the North Fork Wood River, and ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Lake Fork – Backpacking 101

2022-05-03T14:53:18-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Lake Fork – Backpacking 101

Our first ITA backpacking clinic will provide a chance for new and experienced backpackers to get together and share ideas on how to better enjoy this sport. ITA will provide pre-trip support for packing and food planning. We will be working on the Lake Fork Trail in the beautiful ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Navigation Trail – Backpacking 101

2022-05-03T14:54:20-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Navigation Trail – Backpacking 101

Our first ITA “backpacking clinic” will provide a chance for new and experienced backpackers to get together and share ideas on how to better enjoy this sport. ITA will provide pre-trip support for packing and food planning. The project will include an overnight backpack 2.5 miles to Plowboy Campground ... Read More

15 Feb 2022

Bad Luck

2022-03-28T22:42:55-06:00February 15, 2022|Comments Off on Bad Luck

Truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience, this is a chance to explore everything the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness has to offer. The crew will start hiking downstream starting from Paradise Campground on the Selway River trail to Bad Luck Creek. The trail work starts here where we will clear up Bad Luck ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Johnson Creek

2022-04-22T15:36:25-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Johnson Creek

Originally the Johnson Creek Project – Moved to a new location!   Project Name: Grandjean Sawtooth Wilderness Trails   Project Description: We’ll be working on the South Fork Payette River Trail out of the Grandjean Campground. Work will involve routine trail maintenance including logout, brushing, drains, and rock removal. There are ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Boulder Meadows Spring

2022-03-15T00:49:00-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Boulder Meadows Spring

Starting from the beautiful Boulder Meadows, we’ll work several trails that leave the valley bottom and head up to the great views from the surrounding ridges. We’ll do tread work and brushing, along with sawing logs off the trail. The trails we’ll work on will be based on damage ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Trout Peak

2022-03-15T01:02:15-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Trout Peak

Volunteers will be working on clearing Trout Peak Trail #57 starting from Trout Creek Road.  We’ll work up the trail to the junction with Trail #528 which leads to Trout Peak, which is about three miles and 1,800’ of lift to the summit. At the top there is an ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Little Queens River

2022-03-15T00:54:51-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Little Queens River

Continuing our work from last year, ITA volunteers will conduct trail maintenance on the Little Queens River trail in the Sawtooth Wilderness, near Atlanta, ID. Plan to meet Friday afternoon/evening where we’ll camp together for the weekend near the trailhead. On Saturday and Sunday, we will hike up the ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Lawman – South Fork Salmon – ELIE

2022-03-01T13:37:59-07:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Lawman – South Fork Salmon – ELIE

This weekend car camping trail project will have ITA volunteers working on the South Fork Salmon River, heading upriver toward Lawman Ford.  We’ll focus on removing logs from the trail, brushing, and improving the tread.  We'll camp together right next to the river in the beautiful Salmon River Mountains.  ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Goat Ridge – Youth

2022-03-28T22:45:17-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Goat Ridge – Youth

This weeklong backpacking trip is a chance to explore everything the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness has to offer. Youth volunteers will fly into the Shearer airstrip on the Selway River. From there we will backpack three miles to our first camp. Trail work will include clearing logs off the trail ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Hum Lake

2022-03-15T00:53:51-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Hum Lake

This is ITAs annual clean-up of the Hum Lake Trail. We’ll remove any trees that have fallen on the trail over the winter and clear out drains and water bars as we go. This popular trail offers amazing views, beautiful lakes, and abundant wildflowers. There is also excellent camping ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Duck Lake Bridge

2022-03-15T00:50:16-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Duck Lake Bridge

This project is replacing a bridge on the Duck Lake Trail about ½ mile up from Duck Lake Trailhead. The materials will need to be carried up to the project site and installed. This will be about 60 -4-foot-long boards, 3-20 foot stringers, nails, hammers, and tools. This popular ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

North Fork Lick Creek

2022-03-15T00:57:52-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on North Fork Lick Creek

This 5-day backpacking style trip will take volunteers into a beautiful hanging valley, tucked away off of Lick Crick Road outside McCall. This is a continuation of projects over the last three years on the North Fork Lick Creek, trying to tie into where we cleared from the Hum ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Coeur d’Alene River – Youth

2022-03-15T00:49:57-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Coeur d’Alene River – Youth

This is a three-day youth project in the beautiful upper North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. Join us starting Thursday afternoon if you can. We are planning on an early start Friday morning so we can leave time each day to enjoy all the amenities available at camp. ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Alice-Toxaway Loop

2022-03-15T00:45:57-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Alice-Toxaway Loop

The Alice Toxaway loop in the Sawtooth Wilderness needs no introduction. Renowned for its beauty, this trail gets a lot of use over the season making it especially important that it stays maintained. ITA has spent the last several years working around the loop, finally completing all the major ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Seven Devils Loop

2022-03-15T01:01:14-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Seven Devils Loop

Volunteers will meet at the Windy Saddle Trailhead where we will leave early Saturday morning for our journey into the Hells Canyon Wilderness. We’ll spend four nights packing around the loop, logging out, brushing, and improving the tread, moving camp as we go. This trail gains and loses elevation ... Read More

20 Feb 2022

Rapid River-Frypan – Youth

2022-03-28T22:47:12-06:00February 20, 2022|Comments Off on Rapid River-Frypan – Youth

Join us for a youth trip near beautiful Rapid River, a Wild and Scenic River in the Payette National Forest! Youth volunteers will backpack in from the Ants Basin trail head and hike four miles to Indian Springs. Pack stock will carry camping gear and food to our base ... Read More

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