Explore Hole in the Ground and Birch Creek Historic Ranch

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Contact trip leader Tim Davis (Friends of the Owyhee) owyheefriends@gmail.com to RSVP and get directions to Friday's meeting place near Marsing.

This trip, led by Friends of the Owyhee, includes camping at Birch Creek with exploration at Hole in the Ground and Jordan Craters.

Fall in the Owyhee! The weather changes rapidly, so be prepared for snow, rain, thunderstorms, high wind, high heat, and sun. Also please note: There is no dependable cell phone coverage in this area – folks should plan accordingly.

Participants are responsible for:

•Their own food/food preparation and water (5-7 gallons recommended per person) for 2 nights and 2 full days

•Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow)

•Camping chair

•Transportation to and from the trip – High clearance & 4WD vehicles recommended. All vehicles need to have a FULL spare tire (no donuts), tow strap and fix-a- flat/plug kit

•Sturdy off-trail ankle-high boots, gaiters, waterproof pants and coat, comfortable hiking clothes and layers.

•Sun Screen/Bug Spray

•Water Shoes/Sandals you can hike in if needed.

•Day Pack

Provided by Friends of the Owyhee: A table, a sun/rain tarp, a basic first aid kit, and a satellite SPOT beacon for emergency communication.

Friday October 7th: Meet at 5pm near Marsing (about a 45 minute drive from Boise) and convoy together to the camp site at Birch Creek. If you are going to be later than the 5 pm meet- up time please let your trip leader know by email (owyheefriends@gmail.com) or Phone (541-212- 1907).

Saturday October 8th: Leave camp at 9am and head to Hole in the Ground Ranch. We will be doing some exploration and possibly of historical sites here along with exploring this area. We will also have Bill Crowell with us and he will speak to us on the history of the Ranch. On are way back to camp we will stop at Jordan Craters to explore.

Sunday October 9th: We will take our time packing camp and explore the historic Birch Creek Ranch and I will have some History to share about it. We will have one stop on are way out. Once we get back to the Hwy 95 we will be going our own ways home.

Group Size: limited to 12 people including kids and, because of the remoteness, nobody under 7 years of age.