MWA Summer Hike deadline is near.

If you plan to lead a summer hike into the Scotchmans, Idaho or Montana side, and you want the extra glory of being included in the venerated Montana Wilderness Association Summer Hike book, Friday the 19th is the deadline to get the information to Laura Parr at MWA.

These hikes can be of any length or level of physical exertion. There is no need to make it a travail (unless you really want to :-), so pick a favorite spot and show it to your Friends.

Hike leaders can download a hike leader form or fill out a form online at If you choose to download the form, please fill it out and return to and also send it to Laura. Laura’s e-mail is

Deadline for being included in the May Peak Experience (Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness newsletter) is April 12.

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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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