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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.

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 Idaho Fish and Game Trophy Room, 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: 
Thu, 11/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

Enrollment Deadline for Wilderness First Aid

Please see the October 28-29 posting for details.

Event Date: 
Fri, 10/13/2017 (All day)

Wilderness First Aid

This Wilderness First Aid Course is specifically designed for Idaho Mountain Recreation. This course will be approximately 16 hours divided over Saturday and Sunday.

The Wilderness First Aid Course will meet all requirements outlined by the Wilderness Medical Society for the WFA certification, which will include Patient Assessment and Movement, as well as Managing Major Trauma, Wounds, and Musculoskeletal Injuries. We will also devote time to Common Medical and Environmental Problems, particularly those relevant to year round back country travelers and recreationalists.

While we'll cover the full spectrum of required topics, there will be an emphasis on simple strategies for handling common problems. There will be time for questions and discussion in the highly interactive learning environment. Significant time will also be devoted to hands on practice, scenarios, and case studies to help ingrain knowledge gained during lecture.

The course will be taught by Bill McKnight, a Board Certified Physician Assistant, Fellow of the Wilderness Medical Society and IMR member. Bill has 15 years of clinical experience in emergency and family medicine. He taught Outdoor Emergency Care for the National Ski Patrol as well as WFA and WFR courses for an international medical support and education company before focusing on his own company, Simple Backcountry Medicine, for the last three years.

The cost of the course will be $150 including an extensive first aid kit and materials. The class does not include CPR, which is offered widely in the community.

The class size is limited, with IMR members having preference.

Cost is $150 per person, checks made payable to Idaho Mountain Recreation.

To enroll, email your name, address and telephone number and you will be sent an address for your payment by the October 13th deadline.

Refund policy: You may not get all of your money back if you cancel after the deadline because of non-returnable items purchased by the instructor for the class, unless someone on the wait list can take your place.

Event Date: 
Sat, 10/28/2017 - 8:30am - Sun, 10/29/2017 - 5:00pm
Event Contact: 

Mark Werthmann, idahomountainrec@yahoo.com by Friday October 13

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.

Scott's presentation will include a slideshow with some of the great scenery you will find. He will mainly focus on the new hikes added to the guidebook and will include fall hikes, hikes for wildflower viewing, view hikes and easy hikes. He will also discuss a few hikes you can access in the south section of the Seven Devils.

Scott will have books for purchase and will happily sign any of them for you.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday 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's meetings are held in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9 pm. Park behind the building (on the east side). The Trophy Room entrance is near the northeast corner of the building. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck dinners in city parks.

Event Date: 
Thu, 09/14/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

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.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday 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's meetings are held in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9 pm. Park behind the building (on the east side). The Trophy Room entrance is near the northeast corner of the building. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck dinners in city parks.

Event Date: 
Thu, 10/12/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

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

Idaho Paddling and the Alsek-Mt. Blackadar Memorial Expedition

A Boise premier showing! One-night-only! An exclusive, two-for-one special for Idaho Mountain Recreation from Ron Watters and Kathy Davy, authors and water adventurers:

#1: What's Not to Like About Idaho Paddling!

The "Purple Bible" has been revised! And, drum roll . . . it's still purple! "Guide to Idaho Paddling" covers the state's flatwater and easy whitewater river runs. There are no death defying rapids here, just great laid-back trips down easy-going streams, and fun whitewater on exciting but safe and sane rivers. Kathy Daly and Ron Watters will talk about their newly revised guide book - and pass on some hints for some great new paddle trips.

#2: Alsek-Mt Blackadar Memorial Expedition

A multi-media production: slides, music, narration, sound effects - in full color even! Here's what it's about:

In 1971, Walt Blackadar, a doctor from Salmon, Idaho made what many people believe to have been the greatest whitewater achievement of its time: the solo descent of Turnback Canyon on the Alsek River in Canada. It was the whitewater world's Everest - and it was accomplished by a lone person in a fragile fiberglass kayak.

It was only six years later that Walt Blackadar died in a kayaking accident on the South Fork of the Payette. By the time of his death, he was so widely known and respected that ABC Sports aired a tribute to Blackadar on national television. In Canada, a mountain along the Alsek River was named in his honor.

A few years after Blackadar's death, a small group of kayakers and rafters from Idaho retraced Blackadar's historic journey down the Alsek. During that journey, the group made the first ascent of Mt. Blackadar.

This presentation is about that journey. Combining slides, music and narration, it covers a little of everything about the Alsek River: history, science, mountaineering, as well as a healthy dose of river adventure.

Ron and Kathy will also have copies of their publications available for purchase.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday 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's meetings are held in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9 pm. Park behind the building (on the east side). The Trophy Room entrance is near the northeast corner of the building. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/11/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

Rock Climbing in the Boise Region

Sandy Epeldi - Boise native, outdoor enthusiast and guidebook author - has spent countless hours seeking out and enjoying adventures in his - and our - backyard. Join him for a peek at local rock climbing and bouldering opportunities. He will also have editions of his guidebooks available for purchase.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday 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's meetings are held in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9 pm. Park behind the building (on the east side). The Trophy Room entrance is near the northeast corner of the building. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck picnics.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/13/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

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.

In August of 1970, during the midst of his first gubernatorial campaign, Cecil D. Andrus presented his vision of a National Park for the White Clouds and the larger Sawtooth area to the Parks and Recreation Subcommittee of the House of the Interior. Forty-five years later President Barack Obama signed into law Congressman Mike Simpson’s legislation creating three new Wilderness areas in Idaho. Idaho Public Television and Outdoor Idaho documented this incredible 50-year journey in a cinematic-worthy one hour feature that premiered in December of 2016. Beyond the White Clouds will be rebroadcast on Sunday, March 12 from 7:00 to 8:30. Shortly after, on March 27, Idaho Public Television and Boise State’s School of Public Service will present a very special evening with Outdoor Idaho host Bruce Reichert and panelists Governor Andrus, Congressman Mike Simpson, Reporter Rocky Barker, Rick Johnson. Following the presentation, there will be a question and answer period moderated by Andrus Center Director John Freemuth.

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/27/2017 - 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Event Contact: 

In the Special Events Center at BSU. Registration is requested at the BSU website. For more information visit https://sps.boisestate.edu/andruscenter/boulder-white-clouds/

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.

IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday 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's meetings are held in the Trophy Room at the Idaho Fish and Game Headquarters, 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9 pm. Park behind the building (on the east side). The Trophy Room entrance is near the northeast corner of the building. Meetings are from September through May. In June, July, and August we have potluck picnics.

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/09/2017 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Event Contact: 

Karen 685-0263

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