To join our chapter click on MEMBERSHIP in the ribbon above. Benefits of membership include contributing to trail improvement around Pocatello, educational opportunities, guided trail rides, and the satisfaction of protecting our American trails for future generations.
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WE WILL NOT HAVE OUR REGULAR MEETING ON THE SECOND TUESDAY OF FEBRUARY BECAUSE OF THE POT LUCK DINNER AND SILENT AUCTION
Portneuf River Back Country Horsemen Pot Luck Dinner and Silent Auction
Tuesday, February 20th at 6:30 PM, meeting place: Fish and Game Conference Room, 1345 Barton Road.
To get ready for the auction, we need everyone to search their closets, garages, sheds, etc. for an item to donate that has value for our "Western Way of Life" or that is related to outdoor activities and is in good shape. Please bring items between 5:30 and 6:30 PM, or call Steve Hurley at (208) 221-4626.
Live music by Roy McKee
Main entrée, pulled pork and cole slaw will be provided by the chapter. this year, so we are de-emphasizing the need for you to bring food. Instead, bring your family or a friend. However, if you have a favorite side dish, we would be excited to have you bring it.
Don't plan on going to Bear Creek up by Palisades Reservour or Pebble Creek and Big Springs Campground for awhile.
A part of the Bear Creek Road from the 058/076 junction (Snake River Road) to the 058/619 junction (Calamity Road), which provides access to the Calamity Campground, Day Use Area, Boat Ramp, and several summer home residences will remain closed indefinitely.
Watch out for this road! Pebble Creek Road/ #036 on Westside Ranger District has a four-foot channel down the middle of the road. This road will be closed until further notice.
Our map pages are being improved. I have added maps by Allen B. Crockett. He did a lot mapping work in east Idaho for several ranger districts. Our Westside Ranger District is especially well mapped.
Spring, Summer and Fall are great months to take our horses and explore Idaho. Here is a brief video on why Idaho is so great outdoors.
Trails are Common Ground, Spread Good Trail Vibes, Be Trail Kind
Trails are Common Ground was originated and continues to be facilitated by the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) However there as been input from more than 20 organizations, as well as outdoor industry brands, land managers, representatives with BIPOC communities, and adaptive trail users
Coalition members represent all manner of activities that take place on natural surface trails, including hiking, equestrian, trail running, mountain biking and motorcycle single-track.
Contributor receives a sticker, showing their support for Idaho trails. The Trails Supporter funds will be managed by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) and used for priority projects identified by the department, partner groups and the public. IDPR will work with partners to ensure needed projects are completed, with an emphasis on signage and trail clearing. Annual Minimum Donation $10
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..