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.
Meetings, Socials, Picnics and Gatherings both formal and informal.
General Meetings are held the 2nd Thursday of every month from September through May from 7-9PM at the Idaho Fish & Game Trophy Room. More Information
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.