Author Archive: Sandy Compton

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

A new year and new promises for the future of wilderness

Posted on Thursday, December 31st, 2009 by »

” . . . (wilderness) has been a place where lost souls go to rekindle their dying embers, where families can go to strengthen and re-forge bonds that may have loosened over troubled times, and where friends go to create life-long laughs and memories . . . ” Kaylie Cox, Thompson Falls 8th Grader.

Star Peak

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

This snowshoe is quite strenuous and we will probably need every bit of winter sunlight to gain the summit and return to our cars before dark. We will be sticking to the main summer trail [» Read More...]

Ross Creek Cedars #2

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

We will accompany the hikers headed for Troy Mine Vent and Mount Vernon to the “lookout” and then follow the access road, 2 more miles into the Ross Creek Cedars. An overlook on the way [» Read More...]

Tory Mine Vent/Mount Vernon

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

Get a first hand look at how an underground mine “could” affect OUR Wilderness. Experienced cross-country skiers only! Steep in places, skins are sometimes needed for going up. Starting out on the Ross Cr. Rd, [» Read More...]