Stories tagged: Friends of the Scotchman Peaks Wilderness
Mon., June 23, 2014, 2:15 p.m.
Field reports: New Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map published
TRAILS – A new Cabinet Mountains Wilderness map, featuring about 80 trails, has been published by conservation groups celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. “The last Forest Service …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:28 a.m.
Long-distance relationship: Sandpoint couple scores backpacking Triple Crown
After enduring six months backpacking the Appalachian Trail, Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker were pretty sure their relationship was good for the long haul. They confirmed they could go the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:27 a.m.
North Idaho hikers find peak place close to home
The Scotchman Peaks area northeast of Lake Pend Oreille is a roadless area the Sandpoint couple prizes. For seven years, Hough and Hunsicker have been leaders in Friends of the …
Sun., May 13, 2012, 6:11 a.m.
Backpackers gear down for long distance hikes
Phil Hough and Deb Hunsicker have winnowed their long-distance hiking gear to a base weight (sans food and water) of 15-19 pounds, depending on how many luxuries they bring, such …
Sun., May 29, 2011
North Idaho summer group hikes scheduled
Two North Idaho conservation organizations have scheduled a full summer season of guided group hikes and related events, starting Saturday. The trips range from easy to difficult and from the …
Sun., Feb. 6, 2011
Consider these tips before you strap in
Most modern snowshoes are a no-brainer to use. Simply step in, pull the straps tight on your boots and start walking. But webfooters heading out for more than a couple …