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.

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...]


East Fork Creek

Posted on Saturday, December 19th, 2009 by »

We’ll follow the perimeter of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, along the Lightning creek road. Repairs to the road since the floods of 2006 have been complete, but the many changes due to the floods [» Read More...]



Ross Creek Cedars

Posted on Sunday, September 6th, 2009 by »

We will follow the access road, closed in winter, for 3 to 4 miles into the Ross Creek Cedars. An overlook on the way provides stunning views. We will wander along a one mile loop [» Read More...]