Day TripJoin us in a semi-exploratory ski tour in the Boise Mountains near Idaho City. We will be breaking trail on old logging roads and through the forest, up to about 10 miles round trip with about 1,700 foot cumulative elevation gain. This tour is not part of the Idaho City Park-n-Ski system and passes are not needed.
MeetingIdaho living legend Joe Leonard will give a presentation about his pioneering outdoor exploits starting way back in the 1960s, the era of three-pin bindings, leather knickers, gaiters and wool socks. He will address what the wilderness and all that Idaho skiing, kayaking and climbing has meant to him, including the spiritual benefits of a life spent in the wilderness and beyond.
MeetingIMR members Judi Steciak and Carl Hamke spent 12 days on these glacier-fed rivers, rowing past brown bears, seals hunting Copper River salmon, and calving glaciers.
Overnight TripAre you interested in transitioning from 3-season to 4-season overnight wilderness trips with the help of folks who have over 35 years of winter camping experience? If so, this class is for you! We will contact participants in advance to go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for this one-night experience.
MeetingJoin members of the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol for an overview of avalanche risk assessment skills. Folks with prior training will appreciate the review. Skiers and snowshoers new to winter backcountry exploration will get a glimpse of the essentials and learn about local classes.
Day TripJoin us for a moderately long day hike of about 12+ miles on the Foothills Shingle Creek to Dry Creek Loop. Hiking time expected to be about 6-7 hours. The ground might be frozen at the higher elevations. Contact Carl if interested and for the meeting location.
MeetingOur November meeting will be the ever popular Picture Potpourri. Trip leaders and participants will showcase pictures from various trips that were done since last November. Come and see what you missed out on (or enjoyed!) and glean advice and ideas for future trips. Potpourri rules: priority is given to IMR trips, then private trips by IMR members if time allows.
Day TripJoin us for one of our favorite fall swift water floats, the North Fork of the Payette River between McCall and Cascade. We'll drive up from Boise early in the morning, leave a vehicle at the take out, drive to the put in (accessible to higher clearance cars) and launch. Participants must be able to avoid river bank snags, make fast turns, and ferry.
Overnight TripJoin us in exploring YDS Class 3E summits in the rugged and beautiful Seven Devils Peaks. On Sunday we will drive about 4.5 hours from Boise and carcamp on the way to the trailhead (accessible to passenger cars on a good gravel road). Monday we will backpack, partly off-trail, to a lake basin and set up base camp. That same day, we will scramble up the first of the peaks on our list.
Overnight TripJoin us in exploring a less-frequently traveled area of the picturesque Wallowa Mountains in eastern Oregon. We'll leave Boise early on Friday morning for the approximately 3.5 hour drive to the trailhead (the last four miles are rough but should be accessible to higher clearance passenger cars; NW Forest Pass or equivalent required). We'll backpack to a lakeside campsite.