Training

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.

 

Training Trips


Happy (Trails): Sockeye Brewery

Hi all. Every month a few of us go out and have a beer or soda, maybe an appetizer or even a meal. A different place each month. Usually a place with WiFi. Hopefully a place with a Happy Hour. We talk about places we've been and places we're going. We commiserate about injuries and broken gear. :) We usually have a few hiking books or maps on the table.

Introduction to Avalanche Class and Field Session

Join the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol for an Introduction to Avalanche class. The indoor session will be held at Idaho Mountain Touring (1310 W. Main Street, Boise). Signups for the following Saturday (January 10) field session are at the meeting with a first come, first serve policy for the limited spaces available. Additional field sessions may be organized depending on interest and availability of instructors.

Happy (Trails) Hour: Sockeye

Hi all. Every month a few of us go out and have a beer or soda, maybe an appetizer. A different place each month. Usually a place with WiFi. Hopefully a place with a Happy Hour. We talk about places we've been and places we're going. We commiserate about injuries and broken gear. :) We usually have a few hiking books or maps on the table.

Happy Trails (Happy Hour) Edge Brewing Company

Well, some might think we've gone over the edge. No so. We're simply going TO the Edge. Edge Brewing Company. Check it out at http://edgebrew.com/. Edge Brewing Co.
525 North Steelhead Way, Boise, ID, (208) 995-2979.

Superior food and beer (I'm sure). You'll want to call to see if they have WiFi. If you don't know who to look for, we usually have a few hiking books being shared around the table. But if you can let us know you're coming, we'll know to look out for you!

Happy Trail (Happy Hour) Lucky 13

This month the merry band of intrepid socializers will be returning to Lucky 13 over in East Boise's Harris Ranch. Check it out at http://www.lucky13pizza.com/. 3662 S Eckert Road. 344-6967. Happy Hour starts at 4 pm (yeah!) and goes until 6 pm, so you don't want to arrive late. (If you can't make it before 6 pm, I surely hope you'll let someone know so we'll have a chance to have your drink waiting for you -- at Happy Hour prices!)

Winter Camping 101 - Classroom Session

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 go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for a one-night field session (see December 21st post).

 

Prior 3-season camping experience will help.  Participants must have or be willing to rent a 4-season sleeping bag, pad (or double up summer-weight pads), tent and/or metal-edged backcountry skis (or wider touring skis).