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


Annual Succor Creek Clean Up

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.

Leslie Gulch Oregon Desert Trail Hike

Car camp at Solcum Creek Campground in Oregon and hike Juniper Gulch.

In 1882, a cattle rancher, Hiram E. Leslie, was struck by lightning while working in what was then known as Dugout Gulch; thus, the area was renamed Leslie Gulch. The most striking features of Leslie Gulch are the diverse and often stark, towering and colorful geologic formations. The Leslie Gulch Tuff (consolidated volcanic ash), makes up the bulk of these formations. The talus slopes and unique soils of Leslie Gulch supports a number of rare plant species.

Succor Creek Geology Tour

Friends of the Owyhee will host this trip, guided by Sammy Castonguay (a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College) into Sage Creek drainage and Three Fingers. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided.

Expect a fairly easy day with a couple miles of hiking in a rocky drainage/uneven ground. Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail.

Butterfly Count Re-Scheduled

The wet weather on July 10th postponed the butterfly count; lets hope for sunnier skies this time.

Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of 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 registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey.

Butterfly Count

Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of 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 registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey.

Volunteers meet in the morning at the 17th and State Street parking lot (there is a liquor store) for free cinnamon rolls and orange juice, and to organize carpools.

Owyhee Slot Canyon

Hope that the predicted nice weather window holds out and join us in exploring a nifty non-tecnhical slot canyon in the Owyhees. The total distance is about 3.5 miles and we will gain about 1,000 feet off-trail with some scrambling. Bring water shoes/sandals and neoprene socks for wading in the creek. The trailhead is about a one-hour drive from Boise. The trip is limited to four people unless another driver with high clearance 4WD signs up. No dogs, please.

Secret hot springs destination. Only for the pure of heart.

  3.5 mile hike to wonderful hot springs, no elevation gain.  Overnight Camp surrounded by incredible canyon views. Clean hot springs with perfect temperature.  2 hour drive to trail head.  It could be cold, windy, but its beautiful.    Must contact trip leader for details.  Send me an email if you want to go.  You can do this as a day trip too, though some of us will stay overnight.

 

shaverlaw  at    g mail.com

Owyhee Slot Canyon

Join us in exploring a nifty non-tecnhical slot canyon in the Owyhees.   The total distance is about 3.5 miles and we will gain about 1,000 feet off-trail with some scrambling.  Bring water shoes/sandals and neoprene socks for wading in the creek.  The trailhead is about a one-hour drive from Boise.  The trip is limited to four people unless another driver with high clearance 4WD signs up.  No dogs, please.