By Reader Staff
Locals and visitors alike will gain new appreciation for Idaho’s spectacular peaks, lakes, streams and wildlife with the Idaho Conservation League’s 10th annual Summer Adventure Series.
With ten excursions planned for this summer and fall, ICL’s hike series offers something for every ability and interest. Featured outings include four different kayaking tours on area lakes, a fishing and hiking jaunt into the Selkirk Mountains, a Leave No Trace hike and a birding excursion.
Other hikes include family friendly hikes to stunning alpine lakes, strenuous day outings to our highest peaks, and even a naturalist wander through Sherwood Forest.
The Adventure Series kicks off Saturday, July 16 with a paddle on Lake Pend Oreille to Pearl Island. Matt Davidson will lead kayakers from Sam Owen State Park on the Hope Peninsula to Pearl Island, a bird sanctuary where paddlers can expect to see the remains of many eagle nests.
The Pearl Island Paddle and all the outings in the Idaho Conservation League’s Adventure Series are free, but space is limited and registration is required. To sign up for an event or for more information, visit www.idahoconservation.org or contact the Idaho Conservation League’s Sandpoint office at (208) 265-9565.
The Idaho Conservation League is a statewide nonprofit working to protect Idaho’s clean air, clean water and stunning lands. The group has been operating for more than 40 years and has offices in Sandpoint, Ketchum and Boise.
2016 List of Adventure Outings Sponsored by Idaho Conservation League
Saturday, July 16 – Paddle to Pearl Island on Lake Pend Oreille with Matt Davidson.
Sunday, June 24 – Paddle to Upper Priest Lake with ICL Conservation Associate, Susan Drumheller.
Saturday, July 30 – Leave No Trace hike to Harrison Lake with ICL’s intern, Nathan Faggard.
Sunday, August 7—Hike and Fish to Trout and Big Fisher Lake with ICL’s intern and fishing enthusiast, Nathan Faggard.
Thursday, August 18 – Hike to Fisher Peak with ICL’s Community Strategies Associate, Nancy Dooley.
Saturday, August 20 – Pack River Kayak Tour with Idaho Fish and Game Biologist, Kathy Cousins.
Saturday, August 27 – Kayak Tour of the Clark Fork River Delta with Idaho Fish and Game Biologist, Kathy Cousins.
Monday, Labor Day, September 5 – Birding Ridge Hike on the Pend Oreille Divide Trail with ardent bird watcher and arborist, Rich Del Carlo.
Saturday, September 17 – Harrison to Beehive Scramble with former ICL board member, Rick Price.
Sunday, September 25 – Sherwood Forest Wander with naturalist, Shane Sater.
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