1 Aug 2016

Hike of the Month: Deep Lake

2022-02-24T13:24:37-07:00August 1, 2016|0 Comments

Deep Lake Photo courtesy of: www.idahoaclimbingguide.com Distance: 1.8 miles out-and-back Total elevation gain: 550 feet Difficulty: Easy Elevation Range: 6,800 feet to 7,350 feet Topographic Map: Victor Peak Time: 1 hour Season: Late June through October Water Availability: Deep Lake Cautionary Advice: Trail travels through extensive burn area. ... Read More

21 May 2016

English Point Trail Work Party Debrief

2016-05-21T08:55:25-06:00May 21, 2016|0 Comments

Our first trail work party of 2016 was another great success. On Friday, April 29, eight volunteers helped the Idaho Trails Association (ITA) do maintenance work on the English Point Trail #80 in the Idaho Panhandle National Forest. The group cleaned out water bars, cut back brush, cleaned sod off ... Read More

12 Jun 2015

National Trails Day Summary

2015-06-12T13:59:48-06:00June 12, 2015|0 Comments

National Trails Day 2015 was a success from the start.  Volunteers met at the BLM field Office in Boise and carpooled to the Perjue Canyon Trailhead in the Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.  REI supplied sandwiches, chips and drinks while volunteers provided homemade cookies for the return trip.  15 volunteers made ... Read More

28 May 2015

Idaho Youth Wilderness Initiative

2015-05-28T05:03:00-06:00May 28, 2015|0 Comments

We are collaborating with IYWI another Idaho nonprofit organization to get youth outdoors and experience nature! IYWI will create opportunities for Idaho’s youth to experience overnight wilderness adventures provided by trained and equipped adult youth leaders. The mission of IYWI is to create opportunities for Idaho youth to experience overnight ... Read More

26 Apr 2015

Eckles Creek Trail Work Party Debrief

2015-04-26T11:06:54-06:00April 26, 2015|0 Comments

Our second trail work party of 2015 was another great success. We had 15 Rock star volunteers come help maintain trail in the Hell’s Canyon National Recreation area.  We partnered with the Payette National Forest Service to work on trail #223 Eckles Creek trail in Hell’s Canyon. We ... Read More

17 Mar 2015

Fuel up for the trail…..

2015-03-30T11:25:40-06:00March 17, 2015|0 Comments

I am going to re-hash the old weight versus taste argument. Do you take whole food or dehydrated? Believe it or not, your body has the answers! Many Rock Climbers will lean towards the freeze dried due to weight and a Backpacker tends to go with the more whole food ... Read More

14 Feb 2015

Oolite Trail Work Party Debrief

2015-02-14T09:03:21-07:00February 14, 2015|0 Comments

Our first trail work party of 2015 was a huge success. We had over 30 volunteers eager to get outside on a gorgeous Saturday in January!  We partnered with the Bruneau Field Office of the BLM to work on the Oolite Interpretive Trail in the Owyhees. We did ... Read More

31 Jan 2015

2014 Project Accomplishments and Summary for the Idaho Trails Association

2015-02-02T19:01:51-07:00January 31, 2015|0 Comments

ITA’sMission Idaho Trails Association promotes the continued enjoyment of Idaho’s hiking trails. The Idaho Trails Association (ITA) is a non-profit organization. ITA’s Purpose: To facilitate the active enjoyment of Idaho’s public lands and hiking trails, the Idaho Trails Association brings together citizens and develops partnerships to foster: Care-taking of Idaho’s hiking ... Read More

4 Jan 2015

Hike of the Month

2015-01-04T16:31:59-07:00January 4, 2015|0 Comments

The Idaho Trails Association would like to introduce a new monthly update on hiking and snowshoeing trails around Idaho. We’re grateful to be able to utilize materials from Hiking Idaho and other resources. Scott Marchant envisioned a mission for Hiking Idaho to publish guidebooks that make available accurate and inspiring ... Read More

4 Jan 2015

January’s Hike of The Month

2015-02-18T12:21:58-07:00January 4, 2015|0 Comments

This hike is a popular destination in Boise and from Scott Marchant’s book The Hiker’s Guide to Greater Boise. Table Rock Loop Distance: 4.1 miles loop Total Elevation Gain: 900 feet Difficulty: Moderate Elevation Range: 2,750 feet to 3,650 feet Topographic Map: Boise South Time: 1 hour to 30 minutes ... Read More

2 Jan 2015

Celebrate 50 years of making memories with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation with free ski and snowshoe day!

2015-01-02T13:37:53-07:00January 2, 2015|0 Comments

Saturday, January 10th is a great opportunity to ski or snowshoe your local state park for free. The park entrance fees will be waived and some parks will have free use of equipment. The activities being offered differ from park-to-park some of the activities being offered are free skiing and ... Read More

14 Dec 2014

Backcountry Monthly Cooking Tips

2015-01-04T12:45:57-07:00December 14, 2014|0 Comments

The Idaho Trails Association would like to introduce a new monthly addition to its website starting in 2015. Steve Weston, the local Idaho author of “In the Wild Chef”, will be providing valuable monthly cooking tips for your outdoor adventures. He will also provide blogs ranging from in-the field cooking ... Read More

8 Dec 2014

City of Rocks

2014-12-12T08:04:09-07:00December 8, 2014|0 Comments

Early morning walk at sunrise.   A couple of ITA members spent the weekend of 12/6/14 in the City of Rocks south of Burley Idaho camping and hiking the trails.  The weather was in the 50s with cool nights and great hiking!  The trails were open and soft, ... Read More

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