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 bluecreekpress.com.

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...]


Blue Creek by Moonlight

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

This is an introduction to the southern boundaries of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. We will travel primarily on closed forest roads that climb steadily along the south face of Clayton Peak or on Fatman Mountain. [» Read More...]


Morris Creek

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

This trip can be negotiated using XC skis, snowshoes or a combination thereof. It starts with a three-mile trek up Lightning Creek Road to the Morris Creek trailhead. Some may want to ski this portion, [» Read More...]


Fatman Roundabout

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

Skirt the southern edge of the proposed Wilderness under the Star Peak ridge on the snow-closed Fatman Road. Spur roads offer options including a out-and-back to the saddle between Fatman and Billiard Table for a [» Read More...]


Scotchman Peak

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

This trip is for adventurous people. Although the trail suffered numerous blow-downs in October, 2009, the trees have all been cut. There are a few places where the root masses made craters in the trails [» Read More...]


East Fork Creek Redux

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

This is an out and back trip, largely on snowmobile trails. We’ll drive as far as the road is plowed, then it’s likely a packed snowmobile trail to the East Fork Creek crossing, which now [» Read More...]