Author Archive: Sandy Compton

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

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (, 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.

2019 FSPW Essay winners announced.

Posted on Friday, June 7th, 2019 by »

Each year, Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness (FSPW) asks seniors at high schools in Lincoln and Sanders Counties, Montana, and Bonner County, Idaho, to submit entries to the FSPW Essay Contest. The 2019 version drew [» Read More…]

Volunteer love!

Posted on Tuesday, March 12th, 2019 by »

How do Howard and Connie Shay love the Scotchman Peaks? Let them count the ways: Trail crew workers, mountain goat ambassadors, outreach specialists, Winter Tracks volunteers . . . The Shays show their love year [» Read More…]

Leigh Lake September

Posted on Tuesday, March 5th, 2019 by »

By Phalyn Fickas The September day started out early, before the sun rose, as most expeditions like this do. I laced up my boots, filled my water bottles, and headed out the door with my [» Read More…]