Posts Tagged ‘Events’

Bonner County Fair — Dr. Seuss on the loose!

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

1390 BonnieFairBoothWebBonner County Fair is one of our most important outreach events of the year. Literally hundreds of people walk by our booth every day for five days in a row, all Friends and Friends yet to be made! And this year, the theme is Dr. Seuss. How about helping us come up with a unique decorating plan celebrating Theodore Geisel’s contribution to literature and the ideas of conservation and wilderness. (He invented The Lorax, after all!)

Our booth volunteers have lots of fun talking to old friends and making new Friends for the Scotchman Peaks proposal. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s important!

Volunteers hand out the newest Scotchman Peaks hiking map and buttons suitable for  kids and adults and answer questions about why wilderness is important to the future of our world.

Visitor or volunteer, we look forward to seeing YOU at the Bonner County Fair!

Write to info@scotchmanpeaks.org to volunteer or learn more.

* August 19 is setup day at the fair.

 


Annual Huckleberry Festival in Trout Creek

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

Friday, we will be marching in the Festival parade — come along! —  and setting up our booth at the Huckleberry Festival for the 8th year in a row!

Saturday or Sunday, stop by our booth and bring a friend along. Better yet, be one of our booth volunteers and make new Friends for the Scotchman Peaks proposal. It’s easy. It’s fun. It’s important! We’ll be handing out our newest Scotchman Peaks hiking map, as well as buttons suitable for the kids and adults, and answering questions about why wilderness is important to the future of our world.

Visitor or volunteer, we look forward to seeing YOU at the Huckleberry Festival!

Write to info@scotchmanpeaks.org to volunteer or learn more.


Black Peak Hike with botanist Peter Lesica

Posted on Wednesday, June 12th, 2013

White Pine Creek drainage, south of Trout Creek, Montana with Peter Lesica.   Cabinet District/ Kootenai NF.  This hike is co sponsored by the Montana Native Plant Society and the Montana Wilderness Association (listed in its Wilderness Walks booklet).

Saturday, July 13, 2013. Meet in the parking lot just west of the Naughty Pine Saloon, Trout Creek, Hwy 200 at 9:00am MDT.  From there we will carpool to the head of White Pine Creek and hike up a ridge to Black Peak. At 6546” it is one of the higher points in the Coeur d’ Alene Mountains and looms over the southern end of the Trout Creek drainage.  The Trout Creek Restricted Area is the sole remaining unroaded drainage of the lower Clark Fork River.

The hike will be 5-6 miles round trip with about 1400’ gain. Some off-trail but mostly on USFS trails through  Mountain Hemlock/ Subalpine Fir forests and we will look for rare plants such as Ivesia tweedyi and Douglasia conservatorum.

Reservations requested by June 30, 2013. Call Judy Hutchins at 406-847-2717. Or email jhutch7494@aol.com. Group size limited to 12.

Be prepared for a full day hike with all the usual rain gear, food, water, etc.

There are USFS campgrounds in the vicinity as well as accommodations in near by Trout Creek and Thompson Falls.

 



Upper South Fork of Ross Creek Trail Work Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on South Fork Ross Creek Trail  #321  for a single day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. The goal is to clear a big mess of hemlocks blocking the trail just above Ross Creek Falls, a mess made during the 2006 floods. We will be using cross-cut saws as well as axes and pulaskis.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is at the Ross Creek Cedars off of Montana Highway 56 in Lincoln County. We will begin from the parking lot at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, and return late afternoon or early evening. This will be a full day with about 10 miles of strenuous hiking carrying tools. There is an option to camp near the work site on Friday night and hike out on Saturday morning.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org


Star Peak Historic Trail Work Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

TrailJoin FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for a single day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. This is the last installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout. We have six days of work scheduled for this summer with the goal of completing the new/old tread.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org


Historic Star Peak Trail Work Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

Join FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for a single day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. This is the fourth installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout. We have six days of work scheduled for this summer with the goal of completing the new/old tread.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org


Star Peak Historic Trail Work Day

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Volunteers hard at work

Volunteers hard at work

Join FSPW and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for a single day of trail clearing and tread work. Tools and beverages provided by FSPW. This is the second installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout. We have six days of work scheduled for this summer with the goal of completing the new/old tread.

We will carpool to the trailhead, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org


Star Peak Trail Work Campout

Posted on Wednesday, May 29th, 2013

trail2Celebrate the Summer Solstice with an overnight at Eddy Creek campground and join FSPW, Montana Conservation Corps and Kootenai National Forests trail crews on Star Peak Historic Trail #999 for two days of trail clearing and tread work. Tools, dinner on Thursday and breakfast and lunch on Friday provided. This is the first installment of the the second summer of full-on reconstruction of the historic trail to Star Peak lookout. We have six days of work scheduled for this summer with the goal of completing the new/old tread

We will carpool to the campground, which is 6.5 miles east of the Montana border on Highway 200. Work begins at 9 a.m. Pacific time, 10 a.m. Mountain, with quitting time slated for 3 p.m. Pacific, 4 p.m. Mountain on both days.

As with all trail work days, please wear stout boots and denim pants (no shorts), and come prepared with a long-sleeved shirt, rain gear, a good lunch, water and high-energy snacks. Please advise us if you are vegetarian when you sign up at trails@scotchmanpeaks.org