Winter Hikes — Looking for a few good leaders

Posted on Tuesday, November 17th, 2009 by »

Hi, fellow Friends and hike leaders,

In the interest of making it easy to volunteer to lead a Scotchman Peaks hike, we have a new page at, where you can download our form by which to lead a hike:

Go there now! :-)

Seriously, if you have a favorite winter walk into the Western Cabinet, aka the Scotchman Peaks, whether it’s a stroll or what the late Tim Parnow used to call a “back-fat-burner,” we would love it if you’d share it with the rest of the Friends.

We’ve got four of our goal of ten hikes in the bag. Phil Hough led off with a hike into Lightning Creek in early January, and Jim Mellen has offered to lead two, one into Morris Creek in February and another to Goat Peak in late March. Their enthusiasm inspired me to lead an afternoon/evening hike into Blue Creek on the full moon, February 27.

We still need 6 hikes to fill out our goal of ten winter hikes, and the deadline for inclusion in our January/February newsletter is Saturday, December 12. If you have one that meets the MWA criteria, November 18th is the deadline for sending hikes that are both FSPW and MWA Winter Walks.

Thanks for your attention. I hope to hear from you soon. Don’t hesitate to contact me ( if you have a question or suggestion.

Keep walking!

Sandy C

About The Author:

Sandy Compton is the program coordinator for Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness. He grew up on a small farm/woodlot at the south end of the proposed wilderness and lives there still.

He is a storyteller and author of both fiction and non-fiction books, and the publisher at

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