The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is known for long snowy winters perfect for winter sports. In years past the ski runs and snowshoe trails are snowy and ready for grooming by November.  This year everyone anxiously waited for snow all holiday season. We didn’t get...

Last November I had the opportunity to go to Little Rock Arkansas to attend the 2023 National Alliance of Interpreters Conference. I was so excited to learn from the nation’s best interpreters. This year’s theme was Building Bridges. As Interpreters, we are always trying...

This September I had the opportunity to help the Environmental Resource Center on their backpacking trip with the Idaho School for the Deaf and Blind. I didn't grow up camping or hiking, so backpacking is something entirely new to me.  I was excited to work...

The summers in the Sawtooth NRA are always buzzing with campers, and this year was no exception. From June to August the visitor center saw about 3,400 visitors and so many more recreating in the forest. Working at the front desk, I got to meet...

The hillsides in the Sawtooth National Forest are bursting with wildflowers mid-summer. Everything from silvery lupines to scarlet paintbrushes take advantage of the bright, summer sun to bloom. Having grown on the landscape for centuries, the wildflowers of Idaho have adapted to withstand harsh conditions...

After 2, 583 miles, 38 hours of driving, 6 campsites, and one RAP Conference, I've made it to Idaho! I found myself in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area surrounded by landscapes so beautiful I never could have imagined them, even with 38 hours to try....