Trips

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
Meeting
A Boise premier showing! One-night-only! An exclusive, two-for-one special for Idaho Mountain Recreation from Ron Watters and Kathy Davy, authors and water adventurers: #1: What's Not to Like About Idaho Paddling! The "Purple Bible" has been revised! And, drum roll . . . it's still purple! "Guide to Idaho Paddling" covers the state's flatwater and easy whitewater river runs. There are no death defying rapids here, just great laid-back trips down easy-going streams, and fun whitewater on exciting but safe and sane rivers. Kathy Daly and Ron Watters will talk about their newly revised… more
Meeting
Sandy Epeldi - Boise native, outdoor enthusiast and guidebook author - has spent countless hours seeking out and enjoying adventures in his - and our - backyard. Join him for a peek at local rock climbing and bouldering opportunities. He will also have editions of his guidebooks available for purchase. IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of the month and are free and open to the public. (Of course, we shamelessly hope you like what you see and will join the club--but we also don… more
Meeting
Interested in learning how the White Clouds became designated wilderness? Join IPTV host Bruce Reichert, Congressman Mike Simpson and a group of distinguished panelists instrumental in the passage of the bill at Boise State on March 27th. The information below is taken from the BSU website. In August of 1970, during the midst of his first gubernatorial campaign, Cecil D. Andrus presented his vision of a National Park for the White Clouds and the larger Sawtooth area to the Parks and Recreation Subcommittee of the House of the Interior. Forty-five years later President Barack Obama signed… more