Overnight TripStarting on Friday, April 27 and ending on Sunday, April 29, this self-supported 3 day, 2-night backpack trip starts at Lake Owyhee, the Eastern Terminus of the Oregon Desert Trail, and ends at Leslie Gulch. Trip leaders are Renee Patrick, the Oregon Desert Trail Coordinator, and Jon Dennis from Friends of the Owyhee. The hike is a distance of 26 miles.
TrainingJoin IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills on Saturday, 21 April 2018 and run from 9am to noon (this date has changed from 14 April to accommodate 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.
MeetingWhat do you do when you turn 50? Commit to a climbing project that includes all of the major Cascade Volcanoes, that's what. IMR member Scott Arnold has been chipping away at his goal for the last six years and he is looking forward to sharing his experience on Mt. Baker with you.
Overnight TripLast day of the trip. See March 9th posting for details.
Overnight TripDay 2 of the trip. See March 9 posting for details.
Overnight TripThis 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 TripJoin 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 TripTrails are drying out as the skiing dries up! Join us for an approximately 8 mile hike in the Boise Foothills. No dogs, please.
MeetingJoin 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.
MeetingIMR 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.