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Idaho Mountain Recreation has held a variety of training seminars on a wide range of topics from outdoor leadership, to wilderness first aid to winter backcountry travel in our first year. We hope to expand the breadth of topics as our membership grows.

Butterfly Identification Workshop

Attend this optional and free workshop in preparation for the Sunday July 9th butterfly count. This event that is open to the public even if you do not participate in the count.

The workshop is held at Boone Hall (building No. 12 on the campus map) at the College of Idaho, Caldwell. We will meet at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, in the basement of Boone Hall. Download the campus map here:

https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/CofICampusM...

Directions to the College of Idaho from Boise:

Take I-84 west to Caldwell. Take Exit 29, which is the first of three Caldwell exits. At the stop light, turn left onto Franklin Road and go over the freeway past the Sage Truck Stop where you will veer left after the Best Western and LaQuinta Inn onto 21st Avenue. The campus is about 1/4 mile ahead at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Cleveland Boulevard.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/08/2017 - 11:45am - 2:30pm
Event Contact: 

RSVP with Dr. Paul Castrovillo, (208) 332-8627 or paul.castrovillo at agri.idaho.gov

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that the elevation gain will vary from 500 ft. to about 3,000 ft. Hikes will range from 5 to 12 miles in distance and will require between 3 to 6 hours of walking, depending on the trail selected and the readiness of the participants.

Event Date: 
Sat, 06/17/2017 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Scott Arnold at 385-9243

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that the elevation gain will vary from 500 ft. to about 3,000 ft. Hikes will range from 5 to 12 miles in distance and will require between 3 to 6 hours of walking, depending on the trail selected and the readiness of the participants.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/27/2017 - 8:00am - 2:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Scott Arnold at 385-9243

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that the elevation gain will vary from 500 ft. to about 3,000 ft. Hikes will range from 5 to 12 miles in distance and will require between 3 to 6 hours of walking, depending on the trail selected and the readiness of the participants.

UPDATE: Start time has been pushed back to 9am due to predictions of overnight rain.

Event Date: 
Sat, 05/06/2017 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Event Contact: 

Contact Scott Arnold at 385-9243

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that the elevation gain will vary from 500 ft. to about 3,000 ft. Hikes will range from 5 to 12 miles in distance and will require between 3 to 6 hours of walking, depending on the trail selected and the readiness of the participants.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/29/2017 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Event Contact: 

Contact Scott Arnold at 385-9243 for more information.

Ice Axe Self-Arrest Workshop

Join IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills on Saturday, 22 April 2017 (because Bogus remains open on 15 April this date has been pushed to the 22nd). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, crampon use, and rigging a simple pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue. This workshop is open to both the novice and to those looking to refresh their glacier travel skills. Bring your glacier gear if you have it, but if you do not there will be opportunity to borrow gear for hands-on practice.

Scott Arnold will host this event. He is currently working on his goal to summit all of the major Cascade Volcanoes. Scott has successfully completed the Crevasse Rescue and Basic Glacier Travel courses offered by Rainier Mountain Guides (RMI). It is suggested that you bring rigid sole hiking boots, water, a snack and of course, clothing appropriate to the weather conditions. If you are interested in participating, please contact Scott for more details on this event.

Event Date: 
Sat, 04/22/2017 - 9:00am - 11:30am
Event Contact: 

Scott Arnold 385-9243

Avalanche Level One Refresher and Companion Rescue Clinic

Keep your skills up to date, the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol is having two, almost free, classes this weekend. Both classes are this weekend at Soldier Mountain and if you have a Bogus Basin pass you can ski for free on Friday at Soldier Mountain.

Avalanche Level One refresher, $15 for NSP members. If you are not an NSP member you can obtain an Associate Membership for $60. A link to sign up and get more info can be found on our Facebook events page.

https://www.facebook.com/events/705003156342145/

Companion Rescue Clinic, this class is free for all NSP members. An NSP membership or Associate membership is required. More info at our Facebook event page, link below.

https://www.facebook.com/events/604376703097612/

Event Date: 
Sat, 12/17/2016 (All day) - Sun, 12/18/2016 (All day)
Event Contact: 

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.

Potpourri rules: priority is given to IMR trips, then private trips by IMR members if time allows. Bring your presentation on a Windows-compatible DVD, CD, or thumb drive, either just pictures or you can whip up a show-stopping PowerPoint presentation. Please contact Carl (carlhamke at hotmail dot com) ahead of time so we can figure out how much time each presenter gets.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. The meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and are free and open to the public. (Of course, we shamelessly hope you like what you see and will join the club--but we also don’t pressure you!) We provide outing updates, announcements, and have a 45-minute presentation followed by discussion and/or social time so people have a chance to meet one another.

IMR holds meetings at the MK Nature Center Education Building, (http://fishandgame.idaho.gov/cms/education/mknc) (next to Idaho Fish and Game), 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9pm. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck picnics.

Event Date: 
Tue, 11/15/2016 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

Wilderness First Aid

Hi wilderness types,

Below is an offer of a Wilderness First Aid course. If you've never taken such a class, it's all about what to do when you've already done required first aid on someone ... but the trailhead is hours and hours away. Of course, it also covers those kind of injuries that take place when camping and hiking, which can be rather different from those that occur around town and home.

Opportunities to take such a course do not come around often. It is absolutely worth the price. I will be there. Hope you can make it.

Mark
208-608-4562

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From: katie@longleafmedical.com

Hello IMR -

I wanted to let you know about an upcoming Wilderness First Aid course that
is being held in Boise in hopes that you would be willing to share it with
your members and trip participants as an important training opportunity. The
16 hour class is designed to help people confidently respond to medical
emergencies in areas where 911 is delayed or not easily accessible. I know
that IMR has historically offered a WFA class to members; I am hoping that
you will share these dates as an additional chance to receive the training.

Dates: October 1-2, 2016
Times: 8:00am-5:00pm both days
Location: Girl Scouts of Silver Sage - Friendship Square
610 Reserve Street
Boise, ID

Price: $195.00

More information about the course, as well as a link to registration, can be
found here: http://www.longleafmedical.com/LWM-WFA100-10116-Boise.html

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. Thank you
for your support!

Have a great day!

Katie

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/01/2016 - 8:24am - Sun, 10/02/2016 - 5:24pm
Event Contact: 

Mark Werthmann, 208-608-4562

Butterfly Identification Workshop

Attend this optional and free workshop in preparation for the Sunday July 10th butterfly count event that is open to the public even if you do not participate in the count.

The workshop is held at Boone Hall (building No. 12 on the campus map) at the College of Idaho, Caldwell. Download the campus map here:

http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/CofICampusMa...

Directions to the College of Idaho from Boise:

Take I-84 west to Caldwell. Take Exit 29, which is the first of three Caldwell exits. At the stop light, turn left onto Franklin Road and go over the freeway past the Sage Truck Stop where you will veer left after the Best Western and LaQuinta Inn onto 21st Avenue. The campus is about 1/4 mile ahead at the intersection of 21st Avenue and Cleveland Boulevard.

Event Date: 
Sat, 07/09/2016 - 11:45am - 2:30pm
Event Contact: 

RSVP with Dr. Paul Castrovillo, (208) 332-8627 or paul.castrovillo at agri.idaho.gov

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