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
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.
A Friends of the Owyhees Stewardship Project. Do your bit to help preserve and restore our precious desert canyons.
Succor Creek State Natural Area in eastern Oregon is a great park that all Owyhee recreational enjoy: from us locals, folks from Boise metro area, Oregonians from the west side, and others from afar. But with high-use comes garbage and invasive weeds.