Summer hikes end. Winter hikes coming up.

Our last hike of the summer season (OK, it’s really fall) is Saturday, October 16. And, it’s full. But, winter is on the way, in case you didn’t notice the frost on the grass this morning. So, get your thinking caps out, find the snow shoes, open your calendar to 2011 (or late 2010) and think about where you would like to go in the Scotchmans this winter. Winter hike forms will be available for filling out soon.

Thanks for all the great hikes this summer, hike leaders! We’ll have some more fun this winter.

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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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