Idaho Congressman Mike Simpson issued the following statement regarding the Forest Service announcement to begin a trail from Redfish Lake to Stanley, ID.
“Building a Redfish to Stanley Trail was an important piece in the Boulder-White Clouds compromise. I am pleased that individuals and families with children of all ages will be able to safely hike and bike from Redfish Lake to Stanley where they will be able to enjoy the stores, restaurants and bakery. This is a great development for recreation on our federal lands, tourism and the local economy.
I would like to commend USFS Chief Tom Tidwell, Forest Supervisor, Sawtooth National Forest Kit Mullen and the staff of the SNRA along with the Federal Highway Administration for moving forward with the Redfish Lake to Stanley Trail. Their dedication and commitment to this project is greatly appreciated.”