MeetingTravel 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'.
MeetingEvery 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.
TrainingTHIS 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
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. Bring your presentation on a Windows-compatible DVD, CD, or thumb drive, either just pictures or you can whip up a show-stopping PowerPoint presentation. Please contact Carl (carlhamke at hotmail dot com) ahead of time so we can… more
Overnight TripCome and join the Friends of the Owyhee to work with the Bureau of Land Management to repair an old corral that is on the National Register of Historic Places at Birch Creek Historic Ranch located on the Owyhee River. This event runs from Friday 27 October at 4pm to Sunday 29 October at 4pm. For more information and to sign up please go to https://birchcreek2-owyheefriends.eventbrite.com
TrainingPlease see the October 28-29 posting for details.
TrainingThis 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
MeetingScott 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
MeetingPlanning 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 TripJoin 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