Join IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 20 April 2019 and run from 8:30am to noon (this date may change depending upon Bogus Basin's closing weekend schedule). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, glacier travel on crampons, and rig a Z pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue. We will also try our hands at a few key knots useful in climbing. This workshop is open to both the novice and to those looking to refresh their glacier travel skills.
Hiking and Mountaineering - Class A
Up to 8 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation gain. Prior hiking experience is usually not necessary; some level of physical fitness is helpful.
Hiking and Mountaineering - Class A Trips
Join Friends of the Owyhees for the 4th Edition of Succor Creek Geology
About The Trip
This trip we will be guided by Sammy Castonguay, geologist and owner of ThisMagickalEarth.com. Other local geologists may also accompany us. We will focus on basic rock identification and landscape observations to interpret the geologic history. Some rock hammers and hand-lenses will be available, but you may also bring your own.
Meet at the Succor Creek State Natural Area Campground at 9 am on Sunday June 3. Help pick up trash along the road and in the campground as well as remove scotch thistle from the area.
Bring: work gloves, shovel, water, lunch
No need to sign up - just show up!
This trip we will be guided by Sammy Castonguay, a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College and Andrea Bowen a geologist for the BLM. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided.
Expect 3-6 miles of hiking in rocky terrain/uneven ground with an elevation gain and loss of 1000 feet . Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail.
Come and join the Friends of the Owyhee to work with the Bureau of Land Management to repair an old corral that is on the National Register of Historic Places at Birch Creek Historic Ranch located on the Owyhee River. This event runs from Friday 27 October at 4pm to Sunday 29 October at 4pm.
For more information and to sign up please go to
Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas near Boise, including Military Reserve and Bogus Basin. Participants should be prepared for a day of hiking: daypack, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water, sunhat, and sturdy footwear. A butterfly net is helpful but not required, as is a clipboard and tethered pen.
A registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey.