Trips

Overnight Trip
Last day of the trip. See March 9th posting for details.
Overnight Trip
Day 2 of the trip. See March 9 posting for details.
Overnight Trip
This trip we will be guided by Sammy Castonguay, a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College and Andrea Bowen a geologist for the BLM. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided. Expect 3-6 miles of hiking in rocky terrain/uneven ground with an elevation gain and loss of 1000 feet . Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail.
Day Trip
Join us for a partly exploratory hike in the Boise Foothills. We will pass historic sites, look for sagebrush buttercups, and do some off-trail wandering. No dogs, please.
Day Trip
Trails are drying out as the skiing dries up! Join us for an approximately 8 mile hike in the Boise Foothills. No dogs, please.
Meeting
Join a member of the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol for an overview of avalanche risk assessment skills. Folks with prior trailing will appreciate the review. Skiers and snowshoers new to winter backcountry exploration will get a glimpse of the essentials and learn about local classes.
Meeting
IMR member Earl Brace has hiked Death Valley every February for decades. Come hear his presentation on what keeps bringing him back each year to the lowest point in the continental USA: a land of extreme drought and heat with amazing contrasts created by vast drifts of wildflowers, hidden lush oases, and mining detritus left by early prospectors.
Meeting
Travel the Walker's Haute Route from Chamonix, France, to Zermatt, Switzerland! Join IMR member Deb Rose as she presents her two-week self-guided backpacking experience on one of Switzerland's most famous hiking tours. The Walker's Haute Route covers 120+miles with 40,000' of ascent, 33,000' of descent, and passes as high as 9800'.
Meeting
Every peak bagger in Idaho knows about our nine mountains above 12,000 feet in elevation (the 12ers). A number of folks have ascended them. Using a vehicle shuttle, in 2014 one team climbed each one in less than a day and a half. Last September Kelly Lance, an endurance trail runner from Pocatello, summited them all in one enormous self-propelled effort.
Training
THIS CLASS IS POSTPONED. PLEASE CHECK BACK FOR A CLASS IN THE FALL. A similar class is being taught the weekend of May 26 and 27 for mountain bikers. Please contact the instructor Bill Mckight (mcknightpac@hotmail.com) for more information.