Montana Headwall Magazine “reviews” the Scotchman Peaks.

Noël Phillips writes in Montana Headwall Magazine, “The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, a nonprofit group with almost 3,000 members, fervently advocates for a permanent wilderness designation to protect the area.” That’s a bit of a side-bar to the real theme of the piece, hiking with a new significant other.

Since she published “Thrill Peakers,” of course, we have surpassed 3,000 Friends, but it’s a fine read nonetheless. Check it out at

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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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