Trips

Training
Please see the October 28-29 posting for details.
Training
This Wilderness First Aid Course is specifically designed for Idaho Mountain Recreation. This course will be approximately 16 hours divided over Saturday and Sunday. The Wilderness First Aid Course will meet all requirements outlined by the Wilderness Medical Society for the WFA certification, which will include Patient Assessment and Movement, as well as Managing Major Trauma, Wounds, and Musculoskeletal Injuries. We will also devote time to Common Medical and Environmental Problems, particularly those relevant to year round back country travelers and recreationalists. While we'll cover… more
Meeting
Scott Marchant has published several well-researched hiking guidebooks and is excited to announce the completion of his newest: The Hiker's Guide McCall & Cascade (2nd Edition). The 240-page guidebook showcases 65 of the greatest walking adventures in the mountains near McCall, New Meadows, Cascade and Stolle Meadows. In the 2nd edition of the guidebook you will find twenty-one new hikes, different options for hikes found in the 1st edition, improved USGS-based maps and color photography. Scott's presentation will include a slideshow with some of the great scenery you will find. He will… more
Meeting
Planning for one of the classic European hut journeys? Our speaker, IMR member Jim Pace, will use an example of his Haute Route trip last spring (Chamonix-Zermatt) to help you prepare for how these trips differ from North American hut ski trips, and how to use what you already know to enjoy your journey. Expect to hear how the classic routes compare and which might appeal to you. You can do this! Plan now, before winter. Not a skier? Enjoy Jim's adventure vicariously and enjoy fabulous scenes of the Alps draped in snow. IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to… more
Overnight Trip
Join us in exploring Class I and II rivers in eastern Idaho. On Friday, we will leave Boise and drive about 6 hours (350 miles) to a developed campground. Each day thereafter we will set up our shuttle, paddle for up to 12 miles (5 or 6 hours on the river), and car camp at various National Forest or State campgrounds. On our last day, we will paddle and return to Boise. We will be car camping in areas where bears may wander through at any time – store food in vehicles, do not sleep in the same clothes that you cook in, use a flashlight at night, and have bear spray readily available.… more
Overnight Trip
Join us in exploring the lakes and summits of the Wallowa Mountains in Eastern Oregon at moderate elevations (5,000 ft. to 9,500 ft.) as we backpack about 60 miles on trails. We will average about 10 miles and 3,100 ft. elevation gain per day; our longest day will be about 12.5 miles and 4,200 ft. cumulative elevation gain. We have backpacked part of our planned route and are keen to revisit and to explore more. On Wednesday we leave Boise, drop off a vehicle at our exit trailhead, drive to the entry trailhead, and backpack to our first lake. The next five days (Thursday - Monday) we will… more
Overnight Trip
Join us in viewing the solar eclipse from a summit that is over 10,000 feet in elevation. On Sunday we will drive from Boise to our trailhead in the Lost River Range and backpack up to 4 miles with 3,300 feet of elevation to our high and dry camp. On Monday morning we'll hike about a mile (with about a 1,500 foot gain) to the summit in time for the eclipse, backpack out and return to Boise. This exploratory hike will be YDS Class 2, off trail with uncertain footing. Participants need to be in good shape. Lightweight 3-season backpacking gear is a must not only because of the steepness… more
Training
Attend this optional and free workshop in preparation for the Sunday July 9th butterfly count. This event that is open to the public even if you do not participate in the count. The workshop is held at Boone Hall (building No. 12 on the campus map) at the College of Idaho, Caldwell. We will meet at the Orma J. Smith Museum of Natural History, in the basement of Boone Hall. Download the campus map here: https://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/CofICampus… Directions to the College of Idaho from Boise: Take I-84 west to Caldwell. Take Exit 29, which is the first of three… more
Day Trip
Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas near Boise, including Military Reserve and Bogus Basin. Participants should be prepared for a day of hiking: daypack, sunscreen, lunch, snacks, water, sunhat, and sturdy footwear. A butterfly net is helpful but not required, as is a clipboard and tethered pen. A registration fee of $4 per person will be collected; the fee helps the North American Butterfly Association compile the results of this nationwide survey. Volunteers meet in the morning at the 17th and State Street parking lot (there is a liquor store) for free cinnamon rolls and… more
Overnight Trip
Join us in paddling and exploring Class I and II creeks and rivers in southern Idaho. We'll leave Boise on Tuesday afternoon and drive about 3 hours to a car campsite (high clearance vehicles required). Wednesday through Sunday we paddle, moving camp twice between primitive and developed campsites (about $10 per tent per night for developed sites). Be aware that current flows are higher than normal for this time of year. Paddlers in canoes or quality inflatable kayaks must be able to ferry, eddy turn, and avoid obstacles including snags. In addition to boats, paddles, waterproof daybags… more