April 13 presentation offers a look at the Continental Divide Trail

FSPW exec Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker, long distance hikers extraordinaire, will present a program on hiking Continental Divide  on Wednesday, April 13. This program, co-sponsored by Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, Kinnikinnick Native Plant Society and Sandpoint Parks and Recreation, begins at 6 p.m. at Sandpoint Community Hall. A slideshow, “Wildflowers, Wild Lands and Wild Times Along the Continental Divide,” will chronicle a three-summer hike linking  Canada and Mexico and the spectacular landscape and plants along the way. Admission is free. Donations will benefit FSPW and the Native Plant Society.

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About The Author:

Sandy Compton has been program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness since 2009. He is also a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), which works on Forest Service trails in the Scotchman Peaks. He is a trail surveyor as well, and a C-Certified Crosscut Bucker/Feller and USFS National Saw Policy OHLEC instructor.

Sandy grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still. He is also board member of the National Wilderness Stewardship Alliance and a planning team member for the Northern Rockies Wilderness Skills Institute.

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