July 9 – Special Program, Redfish Gallery, 7pm
Rob Hart: Off the Beaten Path: Stories and Images from the Sawtooth Backcountry
Join us for a Sawtooth photography presentation from 25 years of backcountry exploration. Rob will discuss zero impact camping and hiking, the joys and challenges of getting off-trail, and the simple beauty of being self-sufficient. The presentation will highlight some of Rob’s most popular images, with a handful of images from thought-provoking remote locations.
Rob Hart has traveled all over the world with his camera. From trekking in Nepal, hiking in Patagonia, and climbing in Europe, Rob has seen beauty in so many places. Even after spending time all over the world, the Sawtooths are still Rob’s favorite place. He considers the Sawtooths ‘home’ and finds comfort and inspiration in these rugged mountains. He hopes his images will stir the hearts of people who love the Sawtooths and inspire them to care about this beautiful place.
July 14 – Special Program, Redfish Gallery, 7pm
Clay Jacobson: Deep Backcountry: A Vision of the Idaho Centennial Trail
Program Description: In 1990, a small group of Idahoans envisioned a 900 mile hiking trail across the state with the purpose of showcasing Idaho’s unmatched wilderness, alpine lakes, and scenic rivers. Join us for a discussion on the state of the trail today, what the future of the ICT might hold, and how a 900 mile hike will strengthen your bond with our beautiful state.
Clay Jacobson is a long-distance hiker and long-time Idahoan. After hiking the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, he set out to bring thru-hiking home to the nearly forgotten Idaho Centennial Trail. Since completing the ICT in 2015, he has been working with the Idaho Trails Association to improve awareness and trail conditions across the state.
July 23 – Special Program, Redfish Gallery, 7pm
Ed Cannady: Photographing the Sawtooth Country
Ed Cannady has been backpacking in the Sawtooths and White Clouds since 1973, always carrying his camera. He has worked as a Backcountry Ranger and Recreation Manager for the Sawtooth NRA since 1989. Cannady is an avid mountain biker, hiker, backcountry skier, and photographer and gets out into the backcountry at every opportunity.
August 6 – Special Program, Redfish Gallery, 7pm
Margaret Fuller: Three New Wildernesses in the SNRA
Join us for a slide show on Idaho’s three new wildernesses in the Boulder-White Clouds: the White Clouds, the Hemingway-Boulders, and the Jim McClure-Jerry Peak. The show will emphasize the boundaries of the wildernesses as they cross some of the main trails and what you can expect to see along the way.
A well-known Idaho author and hiker, Margaret Fuller has hiked more than 6,000 miles during the last three decades, which has helped her complete five books and keep them up to date. Her award-winning books provide hiking, biking, and horseback riding enthusiasts with the information needed to explore Idaho’s spectacular mountains.