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Big Mountains and Deep Canyons: Central Idaho’s Yellowstone Connection In-Person

Join Dr. Paul K. Link, Professor Emeritus in the Idaho State University Department of Geosciences, in exploring the stunning landscapes of central Idaho. Start with a lecture at The Community Library, then enjoy a field trip (participants will drive themselves) over Trail Creek Summit to experience the breathtaking Pioneer Mountains and views of Mt. Borah. Space is limited, register now for this unforgettable adventure!

Curly’s Trail – WRTC Saturday Morning Volunteer Event

Join the Wood River Trails Coalition for a work morning on Curly’s! Where: Bottom of Curly’s trail When: Saturday, July 13th 9:00 AM- 1:00 PM, Lunch @ 12:30 Difficulty: Moderate Project Description: We will be hiking up from the bottom of Curly’s to clean/re build drainage features in the last steep section of trail. What to bring/wear: Closed toe/ankle supporting shoes and pants will be required. We recommend bringing your own eye protection/sunglasses, work gloves and sunscreen. A small pack is nice to have for water, layers and a snack. No dogs please. What we will provide: Tools, required PPE available for use: hard hats, eye protection, gloves etc. Bike helmets are not an appropriate substitute. RSVP: Yes please! Please fill out a waiver on our website: www.woodrivertrailscoalition.org Directions: Drive North out of Ketchum on highway 75 for 14.5 miles where you will take a left before the Baker Creek Rd. Take the next left at the fork in the road and continue straight until you see our truck. GPS to meeting site: 43.781055, -114.543830 For general volunteer questions email us at volunteer@woodrivertrailscoalition.org https://woodrivertrailscoalition.org/calendar

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Recreation on the range: a framework for recreation management

In response to unprecedented outdoor recreational grown in Idaho, HPL and University of Idaho/Rinker Rock Creek Ranch will host Chris Zajchowski, Ph.D., University of Idaho Assistant Professor of Parks, Tourism, and Recreation Ecology. Dr Zajchowski will examine local impact of the Interagency Visitor Use Management Framework, created by federal land management agencies to guide outdoor recreation management on federally-managed lands and waters. Held at Town Center West.

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8600FT: An Evening with Athlete/ Producer Braydon Bringhurst

Braydon Bringhurst sets out to climb every inch of mountain biking’s iconic trail: “The Whole Enchilada.” Husband. Father. Son. Friend. Professional mountain biker and filmmaker. From a young age, Braydon has loved the process of figuring out a challenge and proving to himself he can accomplish what he sets out to do. Inspired by his family and friends, many of whom are dealing with figurative mountains, in life both big and small, Braydon wanted to show the process of making it up what many would say is an unfathomable climb. Having worked closely with Dr. Craig Manning, a renowned performance psych, throughout his collegiate athletic and academic career, Braydon learned something he wanted to share with others: It’s just as much about the mental strength as it is the physical. With his wife and friends rallying behind him, and putting forth great efforts, we present to you ‘8600 FT.’ Braydon will give a short presentation following the film to discuss how he applied the mental skills learned through his work with Dr. Craig Manning to develop a fearless mind and accomplish his goal. A benefit for The Ketchum Bike Park Trust.

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ICL Wilderness Stewards Program Information Session

ICL wants YOU to be a Wilderness Steward! If you’re like us, you find yourself in Idaho’s beautiful backcountry on your days off. Recreate with purpose, and give back to Idaho’s public lands while doing what you love in the outdoors! ICL Wilderness Stewards hit the trail on independent patrols in some of central Idaho’s wilderness and Recommended Wilderness Areas to explore, clean-up, and help report data back to the U.S. Forest Service. Being an ICL Wilderness Steward means getting to do meaningful, rewarding work while learning new skills alongside experts in the field. Join us at TNT Taproom to learn about the program, meet previous stewards, and enjoy a beer or two!

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Biking, Hiking, Spring, Summer

Locals Guide to Sun Valley’s Trails

With over 400 miles of trails spread across the Wood River Valley, from Bellevue all the way up north to Galena Lodge, it’s hard to know where to start. The area’s extensive, multi-use trails are fit for all kinds of recreation—biking, hiking, trail running, and horseback riding. Whether you’re new to the area or just new to the trails, there are some great starter trails in Hailey, mid-valley, and Ketchum. We talked to Sara Gress, the Executive Director of the Wood River Trails Coalition which works to create, maintain, and sustain the Valley’s network of trails to get her take on the best spots to try first. Hailey Sara: You have to ride Croy because it’s super fun for biking. The Two Dog Loop [6.7 miles] is fun and flowy, and you get some good views of the Pios, but it’s not butt-puckering. And it’s still enjoyable enough that if you’re an advanced rider, it’s still a really good ride. It’s a good place to hone your skills. I ride out there because it’s enjoyable and it’s not scary. People hike and trail run the trails out Croy and even ride horses sometimes too. Also try: Quigley Trails Park which …