Join us in paddling and exploring Class I and II creeks and rivers in southern Idaho. We'll leave Boise on Tuesday afternoon and drive about 3 hours to a car campsite (high clearance vehicles required). Wednesday through Sunday we paddle, moving camp twice between primitive and developed campsites (about $10 per tent per night for developed sites). Be aware that current flows are higher than normal for this time of year. Paddlers in canoes or quality inflatable kayaks must be able to ferry, eddy turn, and avoid obstacles including snags.
Overnight Trip Trips
Car camp at Solcum Creek Campground in Oregon and hike Juniper Gulch.
In 1882, a cattle rancher, Hiram E. Leslie, was struck by lightning while working in what was then known as Dugout Gulch; thus, the area was renamed Leslie Gulch. The most striking features of Leslie Gulch are the diverse and often stark, towering and colorful geologic formations. The Leslie Gulch Tuff (consolidated volcanic ash), makes up the bulk of these formations. The talus slopes and unique soils of Leslie Gulch supports a number of rare plant species.
Friends of the Owyhee will host this trip, guided by Sammy Castonguay (a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College) into Sage Creek drainage and Three Fingers. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided.
Expect a fairly easy day with a couple miles of hiking in a rocky drainage/uneven ground. Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail.
Have you ever been playing in the snow near McCall and wished you could stay another day? This is your chance! We have reserved a heated bunkhouse on the shores of Payette Lake. The rustic log structure is adjacent to plowed parking and will cost about $30 per person for both nights with full occupancy.
Because we purchase liability insurance and pay a non-refundable deposit for the cabin, payment must be made in advance by Monday, January 30th - contact us for details.
Are you interested in transitioning from 3-season to 4-season overnight wilderness trips with the help of folks who have over 35 years of winter camping experience? If so, this class is for you!
We will contact participants in advance to go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for this one-night experience.
This trip, led by Friends of the Owyhee, includes camping at Birch Creek with exploration at Hole in the Ground and Jordan Craters.
Fall in the Owyhee! The weather changes rapidly, so be prepared for snow, rain, thunderstorms, high wind, high heat, and sun. Also please note: There is no dependable cell phone coverage in this area – folks should plan accordingly.
Participants are responsible for:
•Their own food/food preparation and water (5-7 gallons recommended per person) for 2 nights and 2 full days
•Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow)