The Stash Blog

Support Quiet Recreation in the Eastern Cascades!

El Sendero Ski and Snowshoe Club has been working for years to establish a winter non-motorized area (NMA) on Washington State public lands just south and east of Wenatchee. Now they need us to show support.

Gallery: Skiing the Arctic Circle Trail with Thomas Woodson

Winter Wildlands Alliance ambassador Thomas Woodson photographed (and survived) a self-supported traverse of the Arctic Circle.

Backcountry Musings from Idaho’s Smokey Mountains

Winter Wildlands Alliance and friends venture deep into the Smokey Mountains of Idaho for pristine powder, spiritual renewal and to support our Keep Winter Wild campaign.

March 2018 Policy Update: Hard Work Paying Off

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Spring in the air, hut trips, winter travel planning in the Sierra Nevada and on the Shoshone NF, protecting the Roadless Rule and fixing wildfire funding. All in a month's work!

Field Update: Central Idaho Gets SnowSchooled!

Winter in central Idaho was a bit slow to arrive this year.  A strong La Nina pattern sent its polar jet stream with cold temperatures and precipitation in abundance to Montana and Idaho's Panhandle.  Meanwhile, the mountains to the south waited in earnest...

Winter Recreation Survey

Help Winter Wildlands Alliance and our land management partners better understand what kinds of human-powered recreation are happening on public lands in winter. Three quick questions! Win a sweet gear package!

Congress Considering Rolling Back the Roadless Rule: Act Now!

[UPDATED] In early March, Congress was considering the first ever legislative attempt to allow road construction and logging in roadless national forest lands, undermining a key 2001 conservation rule. Your efforts and comments turned the tide!

February Policy Update: From D.C. to California

Outdoor Alliance policy summit in D.C., meetings with congressfolks, forest planning in Montana and California, possible grant funding for trails! Check it out!