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Meeting Trips


Hiking Hut-to-Hut in Europe

Travel the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland! Join IMR member Deb Rose as she presents her two-week self-guided backpacking experience on one of Switzerland's most famous hiking tours. The Walker's Haute Route covers 120+miles with 40,000' of ascent, 33,000' of descent, and passes as high as 9800'. It's a tough and spectacular walk through remote mountains and iconic Swiss villages. Deb will present the route and its scenery, tips on where to stay, and how to tailor the trip for different hiking abilities.

Linking Idaho's 12,000-foot Peaks on Foot

Every peak bagger in Idaho knows about our nine mountains above 12,000 feet in elevation (the 12ers). A number of folks have ascended them. Using a vehicle shuttle, in 2014 one team climbed each one in less than a day and a half. Last September Kelly Lance, an endurance trail runner from Pocatello, summited them all in one enormous self-propelled effort.

IMR Picture Potpourri

Our November meeting will be the ever popular Picture Potpourri. Trip leaders and participants will showcase pictures from various trips that were done since last November. Come and see what you missed out on (or enjoyed!) and glean advice and ideas for future trips.

Hikes near McCall and Cascade

Scott Marchant has published several well-researched hiking guidebooks and is excited to announce the completion of his newest: The Hiker's Guide McCall & Cascade (2nd Edition). The 240-page guidebook showcases 65 of the greatest walking adventures in the mountains near McCall, New Meadows, Cascade and Stolle Meadows. In the 2nd edition of the guidebook you will find twenty-one new hikes, different options for hikes found in the 1st edition, improved USGS-based maps and color photography.

Skiing Europe Hut to Hut

Planning for one of the classic European hut journeys? Our speaker, IMR member Jim Pace, will use an example of his Haute Route trip last spring (Chamonix-Zermatt) to help you prepare for how these trips differ from North American hut ski trips, and how to use what you already know to enjoy your journey. Expect to hear how the classic routes compare and which might appeal to you. You can do this! Plan now, before winter.

Not a skier? Enjoy Jim's adventure vicariously and enjoy fabulous scenes of the Alps draped in snow.

Beyond the White Clouds

Interested in learning how the White Clouds became designated wilderness? Join IPTV host Bruce Reichert, Congressman Mike Simpson and a group of distinguished panelists instrumental in the passage of the bill at Boise State on March 27th. The information below is taken from the BSU website.

Cooking in the Wild

Steve Weston is an Expedition Chef and author. On his camping culinary crusader’s quest to save legions of hungry campers from freeze-dried doldrums, Steve wrote a bestselling cookbook, In The Wild Chef - a roadmap and culinary bible for all of you who demand Backpacking Gourmet Snob Cookery!

Concerned about food weight on a multi-day trip? Steve’s book shows you tricks for creating delicious meals that are great for backpacking. He’ll demonstrate his approach and have some books on hand for purchase.

Kegs for a Kause

The Payette Brewing company is hosting a fundraise at their taproom (733 S. Pioneer Street in Boise). They pledge to donate 50% of beer sales towards repairing damage to the Idaho City Park-n-Ski system caused by the Pioneer Fire last summer. There will also be auctions and reservation dibs for the yurts.