MeetingExcursions into the Boulder-White Cloud Mountains after Labor Day offer opportunities for solitude in a gorgeous landscape. Protection by Wilderness designation means changes from prior policies that affect hikers and backpackers. USFS personnel will discuss the Wilderness boundaries and how changes will impact your trip planning and backcountry camping practices.
MeetingOnce again Boise resident Scott Marchant has outdone himself with a meticulously researched hiking guide for the greater Boise area. Some hikes are close to town, others require a one-to-two hour drive, and all have detailed directions. Each is rated: distance, cumulative elevation gain, difficulty, approximate hiking time, etc..
Overnight TripJoin us in exploring summits above 10,000 feet in elevation in the highest mountain range of Idaho. We will leave Boise on Sunday afternoon and drive about 5 hours to a primitive campsite. Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday we head towards summits, re-locating to different primitive campsites on Monday and Tuesday evenings.. We return to Boise on Wednesday evening.
Day TripThis year's Boise Front 4th of July Butterfly Count will be held on Sunday, July 8th. Weather permitting it will be an all-day affair. We'd love to have you join us. We will meet in the parking lot of the 17th and State Marketplace on the corner of – you guessed it – 17th and State Street (across the street from the Albertsons parking lot at 16th and State).
Day TripJoin us for a moderately paced walk up Kepros Mountain, about 9 miles RT and only 1,600 ft. accumulative elevation gain. The trailhead is about a 30 minute drive from Boise and is accessible to passenger cars. We plan an early start to beat the heat.
Day TripMeet at the Succor Creek State Natural Area Campground at 9 am on Sunday June 3. Help pick up trash along the road and in the campground as well as remove scotch thistle from the area. Bring: work gloves, shovel, water, lunch No need to sign up - just show up!
Overnight TripJoin us in paddling and exploring Class I and II+ creeks and rivers in the Stanley area. We'll leave Boise on Tuesday afternoon and drive about 3.5 hours to a campsite (unpaved but accessible to higher clearance passenger cars). Wednesday through Sunday we paddle, moving camp once (about $14 per tent per night for developed sites plus $7 per night per extra vehicle).
MeetingIMR member Paul Dawson has a keen interest in outdoor adventures and photography. He will present his outstanding images from his latest hiking and photo expedition to red rock country in Utah, including Arches National Park, Capitol Reef National Park, Kodachrome State Park, and the Grand Staircase-Escalante Wilderness. Slot canyons, waterfalls, hoodoos...
Overnight TripThis is a self-supported 3 day, 2-night backpack trip to Camel Falls in the Pole Creek Wilderness in Owyhee County.
Day TripWinter is back! Join us for a tour over fresh powder on the Bogus Basin Nordic trails. We'll be classic skiing. The ride up the mountain takes about an hour; 4WD and winter tires are recommended. The day use fee is $16 for adults.