Day Trip

 

Day Trip Trips


Butterfly Count Re-Scheduled

The wet weather on July 10th postponed the butterfly count; lets hope for sunnier skies this time.

Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of Boise, including Military Reserve and Bogus Basin. Participants should be prepared for a day of hiking: daypack, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water, sunhat, and sturdy footwear.

A registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey.

Butterfly Count

Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of Boise, including Military Reserve and Bogus Basin. Participants should be prepared for a day of hiking: daypack, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water, sunhat, and sturdy footwear.

A registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey.

Volunteers meet in the morning at the 17th and State Street parking lot (there is a liquor store) for free cinnamon rolls and orange juice, and to organize carpools.

Lucky Peak

For some people, a hike up Lucky Peak is a long-term, perhaps a life-time, goal. For others, it’s a springtime tune-up hike. The advantage of a Lucky Peak hike is you can often turn back safely, even solo. It’s a road with no traffic on it (most of the year). I am not advocating solo hiking but if you have inadvertently gotten in over your head, and the rest of the hikers really want to continue, the ability to safely hike back takes some of the pressure off others to return with you.

Succor Creek Clean Up and Invasive Plant Removal

Join Friends of the Owyhee and Cascadia Now to help clean up and restore the popular Succor Creek State Natural Area.

Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds, hikers, and wildlife watchers. Limited souvenir collecting by rock hounds is permitted in the park. A rough 15 mile dirt road leads from Oregon 201 to the park, which has walk-in primitive camping and day-use areas on the east side of the creek. No potable water is available.

The park is about 65 miles from Boise, approximately a 2-hour drive one-way.

Spring Conditions Ski Tour

Plan A: Ski tour at the Park-n-Ski trails north of Idaho City or at the Bogus Nordic area, depending on where we think conditions will be the most enjoyable.

Plan B: If we think that ski conditions won't shape up to our expectations, then we'll opt instead for a hike on the Snake River plain, 8 - 10 miles with less than 2,000 feet cumulative elevation gain, and search for signs of spring.

Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Both snowshoers and Nordic skiers are welcome on this day - the last tour of the season.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Ski Tour

We'll spot a vehicle to enjoy a one-way ~11 mile tour on a groomed trail from Banner Ridge down to the Beaver Creek Cabin in the Boise Mountains north of Idaho City. Participants need track skis, daypack, and intermediate level ski skills. The parking area is about a 1.5 hour drive from Boise. Vehicle need Park-n-Ski passes, available for purchase in Idaho City. No dogs, please.

Christmas Eve Ski Tour

Join us for a rejuvenating ski tour in fresh powder. We'll either head up to the Bogus Nordic area ($14 day pass) or one of the Idaho City area Park-n-Ski trails (all vehicles need a Park-n-Ski pass), exact location TBD depending on where we think the best road and ski conditions will be. Track skis are best for this trip, wider ones especially if we end up breaking trail at the Park-n-Ski. Vehicles need snow tires or chains. It'll take between 1 and 1 1/2 hours to reach trailheads from Boise.