Friends of Harriman has just released its second edition of "The Rail", a newsletter aimed at educating the public to some of the things we have been working on. Have a read HERE.
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Sunday, May 1, 2016
Saturday, January 23, 2016
|Golden Lake Dam Breech - Harriman State Park of Idaho|
As many may have already heard, the Golden Lake Dam collapsed at Harriman State Park Wednesday, January 13. The dam itself was part of the Golden Lake Loop trail and an integral part of the cross country ski trail system. It is a popular stretch of the skate trails that exist at Harriman providing a few rolling hills and fun curves while passing by the warming hut on Thurmon Overlook. Because the dam will be closed until spring when repairs can be made, the loop has been severed at the north end. Although this does not eliminate recreational skiing, it has a huge impact on the Feathers ’n’ Fins Skiathon, which uses this course loop as part of the 10 and 20 kilometer distances. After examination of the alternate options available it was determined that the best strategy would be to postpone the event until we are able to provide an adequate course to the event participants. It is unfortunate timing for the winter fundraising event for Friends of Harriman State Park who serve as a fundraising partner for Harriman, and to the community who enjoy this winter “fun run.” This is not a conclusion that came lightly. The challenges presented this season would be difficult to overcome to achieve the desired result. We look forward to hosting Feather ’n’ Fins again in February 2017 when the dam is fixed and the course is whole again. For more information regarding the dam breech contact Harriman State Park. If you would still like to donate to Friends of Harriman State Park or learn of current and past projects check out our Facebook page or visit our website at www.friendsofharriman.org. For inquiries contact FHSP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Jodi Stiehl, President, FHSP
Posted by FHSP at 1:21 PM
Thursday, July 2, 2015
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Friends of Harriman State Park is excited to introduce the John Muir ADA (American Disabilities Act) compliant Interpretive Trail & Fishing platform at Harriman State Park of Idaho. Inspired by Muir’s 1913 “Island Park” Journal, the interpretive trail tells a story of the natural wonders of the area. In addition, this 3/4 mile loop trail provides an opportunity for those with special needs to better access this special place we all love. It provides a handicap fishing platform increasing opportunities for those with less mobility to fly fish the world famous Henrys’ Fork River, an experience the Harriman’s & their guests treasured before us.
To harmonize with Harriman State Park’s intrinsic beauty, the trail was surfaced with Road Oyl, a pine resin formulation that binds packed gravel maintaining a rustic look while providing a firm surface. It is made from all natural ingredients and can be used in close proximately to wetlands and other environmentally sensitive areas.
Please join us on Saturday June 27th at 11:00am for our grand opening and dedication ceremony. Outdoor assistive recreation technologies for those with less mobility will be on hand to help inspire those that desire better access to the great outdoors.
To read about our journey follow these links to past blogs:
This Project Made Possible By Generous Donations From
Idaho Parks and Recreation (IDPR)
Harriman State Park of Idaho
Joe Tulpinsky Memorial Fund
Recreational Trails Program
Island Park Services
Midwest Industrial Supply
Friends of Harriman State Park
Posted by FHSP at 1:16 PM