Wednesday is National Running Day and Saturday is National Trails Day — excuses to celebrate some of the most popular activities in the Treasure Valley. A few activities that are planned:
▪ The Pulse Running & Fitness Shop has activities scheduled most of the week: beginner trail run/hiker group at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Bob’s Trailhead at the end of Hearthstone Drive (near Crane Creek Country Club); kids hike at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Camel’s Back Park (meet by the tennis courts); run/hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area at 8 a.m. Saturday (meet at Simplot Lodge); National Trails Day celebration picnic at 11 a.m. Saturday at Bogus Basin. More info at pulserunning.com.
▪ Hike it Baby has a “bear hunt” at 10 a.m. Saturday at Star River Park and Walking Path. Children will search for teddy bears. A $1 contribution per child is requested. For more information, click on “find an event” at nationaltrailsday.org.
▪ REI, Ridge to Rivers, the city of Boise and the Land Trust of the Treasure Valley are partnering on a project Saturday to build a piece of single-track trail in Hillside to Hollow. The trail will replace an existing segment that has grown to as much as 10 feet wide. Wait-list spots are available for volunteers through REI’s website.
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▪ The Idaho Trails Association has filled its National Trails Day work party in the Owyhee Canyonlands.