Author Archive: Phil Hough

About The Author:

Phil Hough is the Executive Director of the Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness.

He has hiked the "triple crown": the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail and the Pacific Crest trail (twice). He has also paddled the length of the Yukon river. Phil's love of wilderness guides him as he works to save the incrediblly wild Scotchman Peaks, one of the last and largest roadless places in northern Idaho and western Montana.

Why Wilderness

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019 by »

Americans came together 49 years ago to celebrate the first Earth Day. We think and act locally to make our corner of the earth a better place to be. But, the Earth Day vision, as [» Read More…]

A Visit from St. Ferrell

Posted on Monday, December 24th, 2018 by »

‘Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the peaks Not a billy was stirring; it had been snowing for weeks. The ewes and kids were all snug in their beds; While visions of salt [» Read More…]

Annual winter hike series kicks off Jan. 5

Posted on Monday, December 24th, 2018 by »

Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness is continuing its successful winter hike program this year with five hikes listed and at least one more in the planning stage.

Are you on his list?

Posted on Friday, December 21st, 2018 by »

Santa is making his list, have you made a donation to the incredibly wild Scotchman Peaks recently? We’re down to the wire with only a few days left for your donation to FSPW to be doubled. An anonymous [» Read More…]

Where Do We Go From Here

Posted on Thursday, June 7th, 2018 by »

The Friends of Scotchman Peaks Wilderness, and others, have been involved for many years in the effort to protect the Scotchman Peaks as Wilderness to ensure it will always stay the same. Naturally, we are [» Read More…]