Snowshoeing - Moderate

Up to 8 miles round trip and 1200 ft. elevation gain.

 

Snowshoeing - Moderate Trips


Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Both snowshoers and Nordic skiers are welcome on this day - the last tour of the season.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Winter Ranger Program at Bogus Basin

Winter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology.

Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours.

No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition.

Snowshoe Avimor

A neighbor recently borrowed a set of our snowshoes to go snowshoeing at Avimor.  ("Twenty-three minutes from downtown Boise.")  She had a great time.  (First time snowshoe'er, albeit top-notch athlete.)  So we thought we'd go check it out.  The SW Idaho Mountain Bike Association has kindly produced an excellent map of the trails in the area.  The link to the map is below.  Sunday weather looks quite good.  One dog only with club member.  Maybe 3+ hours from trailhead to trailhead.  Wear sunscreen. :)

 

Snowshoe Three Point Mountain

We thought we'd stay close to the area insofar as it's the day after Christmas.  Three Point Mountain is just out I-84, around exit 64, turn north.  Maybe 40 minutes drive from Boise.  Intent is to start with a challenging climb the first half-mile (400 feet of gain), made all the more so due to the fact we hope to be in snowshoes.  4800 ft trailhead elevation: Hope springs eternal.  :)  IF we make it to the ridgeline, the views of the Trinities should be gorgeous.  A short trip from there to the peak.  Fini.  Unless we found the going a lot faster than we thought we would, in which case we

Idaho City Snowshoe

Shall we just call this a doorstopper?  The weather (and snow conditions) are still unknown.  Conditions at the three Idaho City Park 'n Ski areas are equally unknown. 

What we do know is we plan on approximately four miles ("early conditioning").  Breathing hard is to be expected.  One dog max (if the trails permit dogs).  Club member dogs only.  Eight people max.

Sign up now and we'll flesh out the details for this trip as the date gets closer.  :)

Snowshoe Series II: Bogus Basin Nordic Highway - 8 mi

Join me Saturday, Mar 05 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, and on up to the Shafer Butte Picnic Area.  There we will have lunch, and then head back on the Nordic Highway trail to the subsequent Sapper’s Return trail. The entire loop totals approximately 8 miles. Please call me so that we may arrange logistics and potential carpooling to the trailhead. Please bring $5 for your individual Bogus Basin Snowshoe Trail Ticket. Limit 12, no dogs please. Bring the 10 IM

Banner Ridge Snowshoe

Sunday snowshoe -- mid morning departure, return before sunset.  This will be about a 4 mile snowshoe on the east side of the trail to Banner Ridge along parts of the Alpine trail then cross country to the Twister trail the back to the car at Banner Ridge parking lot.  The snow markers are now showing around 40" of snow at Mores Creek and Jackson peaks so the snow should be fantastic and the temperatures are supposed to be in the upper teens to low 20's at Whoop-um-up by Sunday.  No dogs.