Snowshoeing - Easy

Up to 5 miles round trip and 600 ft. elevation gain.

 

Snowshoeing - Easy Trips


Gold Fork Snowshoe Hike

 

Saturday should be a wonderful day to be out in the mountains! Please Join me for an easy to moderate snowshoe hike at Gold Fork Park N' Ski area, 20 miles north of Idaho City. We will snowshoe approximately 5 miles using the Moose, Lodgepole, Gold Fork, and Double Dip, snowshoe trails. We will meet on the East side of Boise at 9:00 am and car pool to the trailhead. All vehicles will need a Park N' Ski sticker. 

 

Whoop-um-Up Snowshoe

Avoid the shopping crowds and work off those Thanksgiving meal calories with a 3-5 mile snowshoe hike from the Whoop-um-up Park & Ski.  We will plan to do the Whoop-um-up loop and come back to the parking lot.  For those wanting more we will plan to snowshoe the Lower Lamar trail.  Idaho Park & Ski pass required for those driving.  Plan to meet at 9AM.  Please notify us if you are planning to bring a dog. 

Snowshoe Series I: Bogus Basin Nordic Highway - 4 mi

Join me Saturday, Jan 29 for a snowshoe hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. We will snowshoe the Nordic Highway trail, from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, to the Superior Chair, have lunch, and then back on the Nordic Highway trail to the subsequent Sapper’s Return trail. The entire loop totals approximately 4 miles.  Please plan to meet at 8:30AM and carpool to the trailhead. Please bring $5 for your individual Bogus Basin Snowshoe Trail Ticket. Limit 12, no dogs please. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, plenty of water, and lunch.

Snowshoe Bogus

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Join me Saturday, Jan 30 for a snowshoe hike at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area. We will snowshoe the Nordic Highway trail, from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge, to the Superior Chair, have lunch, and then back on the Nordic Highway trail to the subsequent Sapper’s Return trail. The entire loop totals approximately 4 miles. Please bring $5 for your individual Bogus Basin Snowshoe Trail Ticket. Limit 12, no dogs please. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, plenty of water, and lunch.

Whoop Um Up Snowshoe Trip

Join me New Years Day, Friday, Jan 1 for a snowshoe hike at Whoop-Um-Up near Idaho City. We will snowshoe the Lower Lamar trail, to the Rocky Ridge Yurt trail, into the yurt, and then back on the remaining Lower Lamar loop for a total of aproximately 4 miles. To accomodate those who plan to be up late on New Years Eve we will be starting a little later than normal and will meet on the East side of Boise at 9:30 or 10:00 and car pool to the trail head. We will be back in plenty of time for people to join Mark’s REI Garage Sale Overnighter event. Good dogs OK.

Whoop-Um-Up snowshoe

Join me Saturday December 19th for a snowshoe adventure at Whoop-Um-Up near Idaho City. Conditions were fair this past Sunday so with the snow report promising for the rest of this week it should be pretty good for a Saturday snowshoe. We’ll shoe about 4 or 5 miles of hopefully untracked new snow on the east side of the highway on a different trail than the normal one to the Yurt. Bring the 10 IMR essentials, water, and a snack. We’ll meet on the East side of Boise at 9:30 and car pool to the trail head for a good 3 or 4 hours of exercise.

Family Snowshoe @ Whoop 'Em Up

With school out in honor of Dr Martin Luther King, we thought families might enjoy a chance to have kids out playing with other kids while snowshoeing. We’ll have the slowest persons lead. IF we make it to Rocky Ridge yurt, it’ll be 3.4 miles round trip. The goal is a positive family experience, not to get some distance covered. Enough to get the kinks out. If that’s not enough for you, bring a fully-loaded backpack. :)