By Michelle Jenkins
From The Idaho Statesman
Boise – It’s the best time to be outside, although it may not be 100 degree every day.
Recreational activity is a big deal in this area.
According to alltrails.com,
Idaho boasts around 1 ,400 trail. This gives outdoor adventurers endless options for fun, including backpackers, mountain bikers, climbers and cyclists.
It takes many hours to keep these trails in good condition so that nature-lovers can enjoy them.
Unfortunately, there is not enough money available to maintain the trails. This is why Idaho Trails Association was created in 2010. The nonprofit is made up of government and volunteer partners and works with organizations, individuals, and groups to preserve Idaho’s amazing trail system.
It needs lots of help.
For those who are passionate about maintaining trails in good condition, ITA offers more than 60 volunteer opportunities throughout Idaho.
Three are, according to the release:
— July 16: Hawkins Reserve Trail Construction. Ridge to Rivers will partner with volunteers to build a trail along the Hawkins Range Reserve, Boise Foothills .
— Aug. 14-20: Ten Mile Creek. Volunteers will spend one week backpacking in and on trails .”
the Gospel Hump Wilderness.
— Aug. 27-28: Nez Perce Peak. “This weekend project promises great views of both the Selway Bitterroot Wilderness and the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness.”
No experience necessary. All levels of hikers welcome. Training and tools will also be available.
To sign up for a project or to view the entire schedule, go to idahotrailsassociation.org/projects.
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