Brundage Mountain Resort at McCall is offering free chairlift rides on Friday, June 29, as the resort stages a special celebration to kick off the summer chairlift season.
The grand opening celebration takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visitors can stop by the base area Bike Shop to get their free lift tickets for a ride up the Blue Bird High Speed Quad to Brundage Mountains 7,640-foot summit.
This year, all downhill mountain biking trails will be open in time for the opening.
Brundage Mountain has more than 20 miles of single-track trails, ranging from intermediate to expert. Visitors who bring their own bikes can ride the chairlift with their bikes for free. Freestyle and downhill mountain bikes will be available for rent.
For more information, go to brundage.com.
The Eagle Ridge Trail in the Boise Foothills, which has been closed since last week while goats are in the area, is set to open Saturday.
Trail No. 25 is closed to allow for natural noxious weed control by a band of goats grazing in the area.
A similar project was conducted last year in the Polecat Reserve.
The 30th Annual North American Longbow Safari is July 7-8 at Thatcher Creek, 15 miles northwest of Stanley off Idaho 21.
Its an international archery shoot hosted by the Idaho Traditional Bowhunters. Shooters will be coming from throughout the West and Canada.
For more information, go to idahotraditionalbowhunters.com.
Idahos state parks are going to be pretty busy for the Fourth of July week; however, there are still some campsites available.
The campsite availability report issued Monday from the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation for July 6-8 showed a few vacancies peppered throughout Idaho.
The best camping bets for that weekend appear to be Bruneau Dunes, Dworshak and Massacre Rocks state parks. Lake Cascade has a few sites remaining as well.
Reservations can be made up to 24 hours in advance by going to parksandrecreation.idaho.gov.