Hiking and Mountaineering - Class B

Up to 8-12 miles round trip and/or up to 2500 ft. elevation gain. Moderate to strenuous physical activity. Some prior experience is beneficial.

 

Hiking and Mountaineering - Class B Trips


Boise Butterfly Count

Join us in the annual Butterfly Count, held across the country around the 4th of July.

We'll rendezvous in Boise to arrange carpools. Then we visit five different sites at higher and higher elevations. This is an all-day event; the count usually ends around 6 pm high in the Boise Foothills.

Based on past years, we typically see about 40-45 butterfly species over the course of the day (that's nearly one third of the butterfly species found in Idaho).

Butterfly Count

This year's Boise Front 4th of July Butterfly Count will be held on Sunday, July 8th. Weather permitting it will be an all-day affair. We'd love to have you join us.

We will meet in the parking lot of the 17th and State Marketplace on the corner of – you guessed it – 17th and State Street (across the street from the Albertsons parking lot at 16th and State).

Oregon Desert Trail Backpack

Starting on Friday, April 27 and ending on Sunday, April 29, this self-supported 3 day, 2-night backpack trip starts at Lake Owyhee, the Eastern Terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail, and ends at Leslie Gulch. Trip leaders are Renee Patrick, the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator, and Jon Dennis from Friends of the Owyhee. The hike is a distance of 26 miles. A shuttle from Leslie Gulch to Lake Owyhee will be provided to get you back to your vehicle on Sunday.

Lake Owyhee is about a 2-hour drive from Boise. The drive from Leslie Gulch back to Lake Owyhee will take about 5 hours.

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.

Spring Conditioning Hike

Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills.