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27 Nov 2022

#GivingTuesday is here!

2022-11-29T11:00:19-07:00November 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 ... Read More

21 Nov 2022

There’s a trail out there for everyone!

2022-11-29T11:15:17-07:00November 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 ... Read More

15 Nov 2022

Love Your Idaho Trails!

2022-11-15T11:20:52-07:00November 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 ... Read More

25 Oct 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 10: Bagging Peaks

2022-10-25T10:54:52-06:00October 25, 2022|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 ... Read More

4 Oct 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 9: Made it to Colorado!

2022-10-04T16:00:00-06:00October 4, 2022|2 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 ... Read More

29 Sep 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Pauline Irish

2022-09-29T12:44:03-06:00September 29, 2022|1 Comment

ITA member and volunteer Pauline Irish has been working hard on ITA trail maintenance projects since 2021 and this spring was trained to become an ITA backcountry cook. She cooked for her first crew on the Little Queens River Women Only project in July. Pauline is also a skilled outdoor ... Read More

20 Sep 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 8: Winter is Coming

2022-09-20T10:14:26-06:00September 20, 2022|3 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 ... Read More

13 Sep 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 7: Stand off with a moose

2022-09-13T08:42:18-06:00September 13, 2022|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 ... Read More

21 Aug 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 6: Up and Down

2022-08-21T09:12:02-06:00August 21, 2022|0 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 ... Read More

12 Aug 2022

The Future is Bright: ITA and SBFC collaboration focuses on next generation of trail stewards

2022-08-15T09:03:54-06:00August 12, 2022|0 Comments

Earlier this season, ITA collaborated with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation on the Goat Ridge Youth project in the Nez Perce Clearwater National Forest. Four ITA teen volunteers worked alongside three SBFC Wilderness Ranger Fellows with the objective to clear the Goat Ridge Trail starting at the Shearer ... Read More

11 Aug 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Anna Jones

2022-08-15T09:02:48-06:00August 11, 2022|0 Comments

On her first ever ITA project earlier this year, Anna Jones, a communications manager who moved to Idaho two years ago from Mississippi, lost most of her camping gear. While the crew was out working on a project out of the Grandjean trailhead in the Sawtooth Recreation Area, sudden ... Read More

8 Aug 2022

Clay’s CDT Blog Part 5: Back in Idaho

2022-08-08T16:46:01-06:00August 8, 2022|2 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 ... Read More

3 Aug 2022

WOW Little Queens

2022-08-11T15:35:00-06:00August 3, 2022|0 Comments

It is always a treat to spend a week in a place with a regal name, and the Women's Only Work Week left the Little Queen's Valley ruddy and rugged, if a little grubby, having earned a few crosscutting crowns. Nine women, some friends from before but all friends ... Read More

6 Jul 2022

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

2022-07-14T08:30:42-06:00July 6, 2022|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 ... Read More

29 Jun 2022

Follow Clay on his CDT journey!

2022-07-14T08:31:18-06:00June 29, 2022|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 ... Read More

27 Jun 2022

Visit the Gospel-Hump Wilderness with ITA!

2022-07-14T08:03:01-06:00June 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 ... Read More

14 Jun 2022

The Splattski Outdoor Access Fund

2022-06-14T15:13:17-06:00June 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 ... Read More

1 Jun 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Lilly Ragan

2022-06-01T15:56:08-06:00June 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 ... Read More

4 May 2022

Rediscovering Lost Trails

2022-05-05T07:25:04-06:00May 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 ... Read More

3 May 2022

Save Lost Trails!

2022-05-03T15:49:08-06:00May 3, 2022|0 Comments

Volunteers from a 2020 Little Queens River Trail project sawed many logs to clear this trail. But more work is needed to open up the Queens/Little Queens 30-mile loop. We have two projects scheduled on this lost trail and we are hoping to complete the loop this ... Read More

31 Mar 2022

Backpacking 101

2022-03-31T09:21:53-06:00March 31, 2022|0 Comments

New to backpacking? We have some awesome ways coming up for you to learn the basics! This year we are excited to kick off our Backpacking 101 series. We'll be hosting webinars, in-person events, and trail projects to teach you how to feel comfortable, be safe, and respect ... Read More

28 Feb 2022

Remembering John Platt

2022-02-28T16:16:13-07:00February 28, 2022|0 Comments

On February 8, 2022, we were shocked and saddened to learn of the passing of John Platt. John was one of the leaders of the Idaho Trails Association. He served on our Board of Directors, volunteered to lead many of our trail crews, was a valued teacher, and ... Read More

26 Feb 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Dabrowski

2022-02-28T13:14:57-07:00February 26, 2022|0 Comments

About Tom Tom’s been fortunate to hike and climb in some of the most beautiful places in the world, especially right here in Idaho. To help others enjoy outdoor adventures, he’s led hundreds of hiking and climbing trips and served as an instructor for classes in rock, snow, ... Read More

16 Feb 2022

A Tribute to Clem Pope

2022-03-30T15:56:10-06:00February 16, 2022|2 Comments

By Jeff Halligan Clem Pope passed away on February 2, 2022.  He led a life of true adventures, friendship, laughter and love and was a great and caring friend, brother, father, and partner to Diane. Clem leaves behind a huge number of friends and acquaintances throughout the world and will ... Read More

12 Feb 2022

Zero Waste Resources

2022-02-28T02:45:17-07:00February 12, 2022|0 Comments

Did you miss our webinar about reducing waste in the backcountry? You can watch the recorded presentation here! We welcomed Ana Lucía, a thru-hiker who completed the Pacific Crest Trail in 2021, to share her zero waste journey with us. Her presentation included a lot of awesome recommendations for ... Read More

3 Jan 2022

Volunteer Spotlight: John Wheaton

2022-02-25T14:26:23-07:00January 3, 2022|1 Comment

John serves as Treasurer on ITA's Board of Directors. He is originally from rural northern Idaho and appreciates the region’s dark forests, abundant water and fluid weather. Since moving to Boise 26 years ago, he has enjoyed southern Idaho’s blue skies and year round outdoor recreational opportunities. If he is ... Read More

7 Dec 2021

Welcome to Alex!

2021-12-07T16:54:05-07:00December 7, 2021|0 Comments

We are excited to introduce to you Alex Cravener, the newest member of our staff joining us as ITA’s Trail Projects Director! Alex will soon be working with volunteers and coordinating all things related to our trail projects. Alex grew up in Phoenix, Arizona and has been living in Boise ... Read More

25 Nov 2021

Happy Thanksgiving!

2021-11-25T08:50:06-07:00November 25, 2021|0 Comments

Today I am thankful for you- our volunteers and members. I can see snow outside my window and, since trail folks are always thinking about trails, my mind wanders to my favorite wild places and how most Idaho trails must be blanketed in white by now. Here at ITA, if ... Read More

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