Outdoor Conversations with Scott Marchant
Scott Marchant has just added a new book to his popular Hiker's Guide series, Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise. Join us for June's Outdoor Conversations to learn more about this new guidebook and Scott's other recommended hikes.
About the book: The new guidebook features 50 trails within two hours of Boise. The diversity of the hikes is remarkable: from well-trod trails near Boise to lonely and little-known paths further away. The one common theme—all of the hikes are doable without a huge investment of time or physical effort. All of the hikes lead to a defined destination that requires a hike of 5 miles or less (out-and-back or as a loop) and with less than 900 feet of gain. The book highlights an incredible amount of landscape diversity. The shortest hike is a half-mile with very little elevation gain and at the opposite end of the spectrum are longer “easy” hikes with enough elevation gain to require a little perspiration.
About Scott Marchant: While attending college in Nevada, I discovered my passion with the high mountains and natural world. I have lived in Idaho since 2003, and established Hiking Idaho in 2008 while residing in Stanley.
About the series: The Outdoor Conversations Series shines a spotlight on authors who connect readers with the wilderness. Our goal in hosting the event is provide more connections between our community and the Idaho Outdoors. Discover new writers, both fiction and non-fiction. who will take you places you've never dreamed about and meet others who want to journey with you. This series is produced in partnership with the Selway Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation.
About our partners: The Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church Foundation is a community of wilderness minded and hardworking individuals dedicated to bringing citizens and youth to wilderness to work, live, and play. Formed in 2005, SBFC helps steward the 4 million acre Selway-Bitterroot Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness, across Idaho and Montana. We insure recreational use by opening trails and maintaining trail connectivity. We also protect the natural conditions of wilderness ecosystems through wilderness and water quality monitoring, campsite obliteration, invasives removal and erosion mitigation.
Outdoor Conversations occur on the Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m.