ITA volunteers are trying to fill part of the maintenance void created by declining trails budgets for the U.S. Forest Service, which owns the vast majority of Idaho’s non-motorized trails. The funding gap has been the subject of statewide summits this year run by Idaho State Parks and Recreation.
Café Mulé — Boise’s mule-side coffee service that ran into regulatory issues — has received permission from private landowners to work at three spots in the Ridge to Rivers trail system in the Boise Foothills.
Signs and caution tape are no longer at the Old Pen trailhead or the entrance to Tram Trail. But the Homestead trail, which passes through the Boise River Wildlife Management Area, remains closed. And you still can’t drive to the top of Table Rock, Boise Parks and Recreation announced Tuesday.
The Jon Francis Foundation, a Minnesota-based nonprofit that coordinates searches for people missing in Western wilderness areas, is leading private efforts to find Treasure Valley resident Jack Thomas, reported missing on June 17.
Castle Rock and Table Rock are historic sites with special meaning to the American Indian tribes that have inhabited the area. Now, Table Rock is known for its B and cross — a pair of civic additions that have adorned the Foothills for more than six decades.