Summer Season Hike Kickoff Party May 26 at Ivano’s

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness 2010 summer hike series begins Saturday, May 29 with the Blue Creek Snowpack Check. To celebrate a brand new hiking season, Friends will gather Wednesday, May 26, at Ivano’s Wine Bar in Sandpoint beginning at 5:30.

Hike leaders and hikers will have a chance to meet and preview the summer hike schedule over $5 pizzas and beverages. With 14 hikes to choose from, there is a walk in the woods for every one, and anyone interested is urged to come share this fun evening. Hike leaders will be treated to a pizza and their first beverage. See you there!

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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 bluecreekpress.com.

In addition to his other duties, he runs the FSPW All Star Trail Team (www.scotchmanpeaks.org/trails), 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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