As of Tuesday, July 10, 2018
For the past seven years, I have been working with the Forest Service on a project to relocate and reopen for horse travel the Southern Nez Perce Trail between Red River and Bargamin Creek. This trail is around 10,000 years old, and finding and opening it seems to be a good thing to do.
With care and time, finding the actual route is possible, but doing so is made about 50 times easier thanks to great work in 1990 by Grangeville Boy Scout troops 666 and 668. They worked with Don Morrow and some folks in the Forest Service and did a really amazing and accurate job in the woods, marking the route with small cedar signs.
It would be a real privilege to meet some of those scouts if they are still around, and to hear their stories. If any are interested, maybe they could send me a note at PO Box 8787, Moscow, ID 83843. But in any case, they have lots of reasons to be very proud of the good thing that they did.