Things are slowing down a bit. There will be no meeting in December or January. Our next event will be the February Pot Luck and Auction. For the auction we need you all to go through your gear. Got too much stuff. We all do. You really don't need three of everything. We will accept anything that has some value for our Western way of life, is clean and in good usable shape.
Check out the Projects page. The last project was done on November 9th! Five boy scouts helped us with trail projects.
Idaho is blessed with thousands of square miles of open public land. However, access to the back country is by a network of fragile trails. Just as our roads need constant repair so do back country trails. When trails become washed out or blocked by natural downfall and overgrowth, people stop using them. Under use of a trail is as bad as over use. Horse back riders, hikers, back packers, mountain bikers, and trail runners, all share the same trail. PRBCH would like to promote cooperation among these trail users through planning, volunteer service, public education, and negotiation with government agencies.
The Federal government owns 61.6% of Idaho, only exceeded a little bit by Utah 64.9%, and a lot by Alaska 84.9%. Idaho has the greatest percent of its land in national forests 38.2%. And, while only 2.58% of the lower continental United States is designated as wilderness, Idaho contains 4.8 million acres of wilderness, 3rd largest in the U.S..