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Scotchman Peaks Trail #65

Posted on Monday, October 12th, 2009 by »

A high wind event in early October has left many downed trees and large piles of debris across the Scotchman Peaks Trail #65. The size, location and instability of these obstacles pose a very difficult [» Read More...]


The Friends at the Business Fair

Posted on Sunday, October 4th, 2009 by »

Stop by our booth at the annual Business Fair on Thursday October 8th, from 3pm to 7pm, at the Bonner County Fairgrounds. Register for exciting doorprizes! Sponsored by the Greater Sandpoint Chamber of Commerce. Admission [» Read More...]


Support from Plains-Paradise Chamber of Commerce

Posted on Wednesday, September 30th, 2009 by »

The Plains-Paradise Chamber of Commerce strongly supports the approval of the proposed Scotchman Peaks Wilderness Area. View the endorsement – (100kb JPG which will open in a new window)



September is National Wilderness Month

Posted on Sunday, September 6th, 2009 by »

On September 3rd, 2009 the President of the United States, Barak Obama, signed a proclamation declaring that September be designated National Wilderness Month.  What better way to celebrate than by becoming a Friend of Scotchman [» Read More...]


New Late Summer/Early Fall Hikes Added

Posted on Sunday, August 30th, 2009 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness are pleased to announce our late summer/fall hike schedule is now complete, with additional outings for your hiking pleasure! For more details please see the Current Hikes Schedule, and [» Read More...]


Extreme Plein Air Art 2009

Posted on Saturday, August 1st, 2009 by »

In 1871 Thomas Moran entered the Yellowstone wilderness and opened the eyes of the American public to the grandeur of the Rocky Mountain West.  In July 2009 two talented plein air artists, Aaron Johnson and Jared Shear armed with brushes and paint, entered the heart of the Scotchmans Wilderness for several days led by their trusty guide and writer, Sandy Compton.

This unique and fresh vision of our wilderness will be available to enjoy and purchase at the Timber Stand Gallery on Cedar St in downtown Sandpoint this Friday Aug 7th from 5-8PM. Please stop by and meet the artists, enjoy the spectacular paintings, and have a glass of wine. Proceeds from sales will benefit the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness’ preservation efforts.