Survive winter with films, prizes and education!

Film (and great prizes) on the 10th, Winter 101 on the 11th!

Got your Christmas shopping all done? No? How would you like to win a Patagonia jacket for Mom and snag a full season pass at Schweitzer for Uncle Bob? (OK. You can keep the pass, if you insist.) These are just a couple of the prizes to be given away at the Backcountry Film Fest to be held December 10 at the Panida.

And the next day, you can start your winter survival education at the Sandpoint Community Hall with Kevin Davis, USFS avalanche expert; and Dennison Webb and Erik Yost of Selkirk Outdoor Leadership & Education.

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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.

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