MeetingAlpine lakes, granite peaks, and glaciated valleys welcome you to the 360,000 acres of the Eagle Cap Wilderness in the Wallowa Mountains of northeast Oregon. IMR members Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke will take you along on their explorations of this much loved and fragile region. Bring your own trip ideas and memories to share.
Overnight TripWe moved the start date of the trip from Sep 6 to the 13th due to storms.
Overnight TripJoin us in exploring peaks above 10,000 feet in the Lemhi Range. Each day we will summit a peak or two and relocate to another trailhead for the next day's peaks. Participants will need the ten+ essentials in their daypacks, food, water, and car camping gear. The hikes are mostly off trail, up to 12 miles RT with over 5,000 ft elevation gain with some YDS Class 3 terrain.
Day TripJoin us in the annual Butterfly Count, held across the country around the 4th of July. We'll rendezvous in Boise to arrange carpools. Then we visit five different sites at higher and higher elevations. This is an all-day event; the count usually ends around 6 pm high in the Boise Foothills.
TrainingTo help you prepare for Sunday's Butterfly Count, we have scheduled a Butterfly ID workshop. This is a crash course on some of the butterflies we typically see on the count (or if you’d like to brush up your ID skills after tucking them away for the winter). The ID session will be held at Boone Hall at the College of Idaho in Caldwell. We will meet at the Orma J.
MeetingPaddling enthusiast Tom Chelstrom will take us down the Boise River. The River is far more than just a tubing trip from Barber to Ann Morrison Park, or a play wave and pending whitewater park; it can be explored all the way to its confluence with the Snake in small craft (canoes, inflatable kayaks, river kayaks, pack rafts) with adventurous paddlers willing to make a few portages.
Overnight TripThis is a self-supported 4 days, 3-night car camping/over-landing trip. We will meet in Jordan Valley and caravan to the camp area at Anderson Crossing. We will camp at the same location for 3 nights.
Day Trip- Kepros: April 13, 2019 Ten miles round trip. 1700 ft elevation gain mostly due to lots of up and downs along a ridgeline with beautiful views of the Trinity Mountains. One of Tom Lopez’ four “Grand Slam” hikes. (https://www.idahoaclimbingguide.com/grand-slam-peaks/) Moderate to difficult hike.
MeetingLadakh (“The Land of High Places”) sits at the crossroads of Tibet, India, and Pakistan. It is a place rich in history, culture, and it offers the amateur mountaineer a number of accessible Himalayan peaks. Join IMR member Scott Arnold as he shares with you his experience of climbing one of those peaks, Stok Kangri.
TrainingJoin IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills tentatively scheduled for Saturday, 20 April 2019 and run from 8:30am to noon (this date may change depending upon Bogus Basin's closing weekend schedule). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, glacier travel on crampons, and rig a Z pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue.