Author Archive: Phil Hough

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

An avid long distance hiker, Phil's experience on the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail and Continental Divide Trails brought a passion for wild places and motivated him to work towards protecting the one of the last and largest wild places in northern Idaho and Western Montana, the Scotchman Peaks.

Wilderness Around the Country

Posted on Friday, November 13th, 2009 by »

Designating Wilderness requires congressional legislation.  But congress doesn’t act in a vacuum. Politics, it has been said, is the “art of the possible.” What is possible depends on what has already happened before; and it [» Read More...]


Bob Marshall Remembered

Posted on Wednesday, November 11th, 2009 by »

As wilderness lovers we appreciate solitude, but we also must recognize that we do nothing in isolation. Our work today, in any field, is built upon a foundation of the work done by others before [» Read More...]


Snow Falling, Hike Leaders Calling

Posted on Sunday, November 8th, 2009 by »

Clouds outside my window these last several days suggest snow has been  falling softly on the Scotchmans.  The reality is probably that the wind is whipping the snow into a blinding white-out fury on the [» Read More...]


Become a Facebook Fan

Posted on Saturday, November 7th, 2009 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness has recently set up a Facebook “Fan Page”. It’s a fun and informative place to be.  On the fan page, you will find some of the best pictures we [» Read More...]


A Scotchmans Armchair Journey

Posted on Friday, November 6th, 2009 by »

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then our stunning slide show has tales enough for two volumes of Scotchman Stories! In the last 4 plus years we’ve amassed a photo catalogue of about [» Read More...]



Another Fine Fall Day!

Posted on Wednesday, November 4th, 2009 by »

I can’t believe the glorious weather that November brought for us Tuesday – it was another fine fall day!  Blue skies outside all day. And as I looked across the lake at the West Cabinet [» Read More...]


Last Days of Summer

Posted on Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 by »

OK, OK, I know it’s long past summer. I just hate to admit it.  But, now that it’s dark at 5pm I guess I have to “fess up”, we are truly on the last days [» Read More...]