The Hundred Hungry Miles: Backpacking and Foraging from Boise to Redfish Lake

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Karen 685-0263

Several years ago, Kerry McClay proposed an adventurous plan to his small group of outdoor inclined friends: Over the course of two weeks, walk from the City of Boise to Redfish Lake in the Sawtooth Wilderness, and eat only what could be found along the way.  After enlisting the aid of a professional naturalist and published primitive skills expert, they spent the next two years preparing for the trip.  In August 2010 they embarked on their journey.  This presentation/ picture slide show documents the trip route, skills learned in preparation, local edible plant species, stories of their most challenging moments and lessons learned along the way.

Kerry grew up in Boise and is very passionate about exploring the natural landscape of Idaho and beyond.  He currently works as the outdoor education director at Bogus Basin Mountain Recreation Area
IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. The meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and are free and open to the public.  (Of course, we shamelessly hope you like what you see and will join the club--but we also don’t pressure you!)  We provide outing updates, announcements, and have a 45-minute presentation followed by discussion and/or social time so people have a chance to meet one another.
IMR holds meetings at the MK Nature Center Education Building,  ( (next to Idaho Fish and Game), 600 South Walnut, Boise, Idaho, from 7-9pm.  Meetings are from September through May.  In June, July, and August we have potluck picnics