Trips

Meeting
Steve Weston is an Expedition Chef and author. On his camping culinary crusader’s quest to save legions of hungry campers from freeze-dried doldrums, Steve wrote a bestselling cookbook, In The Wild Chef - a roadmap and culinary bible for all of you who demand Backpacking Gourmet Snob Cookery! Concerned about food weight on a multi-day trip? Steve’s book shows you tricks for creating delicious meals that are great for backpacking. He’ll demonstrate his approach and have some books on hand for purchase. IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor… more
Training
Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills. Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that… more
Training
Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills. Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that… more
Training
Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills. Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that… more
Training
Now that our skis are back in the garage it is time to shift our attention towards warm weather activities. Join Scott Arnold on a series of local conditioning hikes intended to ready you for your favorite backpacking destinations. These hikes will take place in late April and run into early June and will allow the participant to build strength, stamina, and enjoy the springtime flora of the Boise foothills. Water, snacks, sturdy trail footwear, and clothing appropriate to the season and conditions are highly recommended. As these trips will include Class A and B hikes, you can expect that… more
Overnight Trip
Camp at Solcum Creek Campground in Oregon. Hike up the lake bed to the old town site of Watson. Watch this space for details!
Day Trip
Celebrate Public Lands Day with a stewardship project on the Lower Owyhee River. Stay tuned for details!
Overnight Trip
Come join Friends of the Owyhee (FOTO) work with the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) repair an old corral at Birch Creek Historic Ranch located on the Owyhee River. The Birch Creek Historic Ranch buildings and remains give you a glimpse of the earliest Euro-American settlement in the Owyhee Canyon and the significant role Basque immigrants in Malheur County. Birch Creek Ranch is located at the mouth of Birch Creek and was first settled by Basque sheepherder Domingo Lequerica and subsequently operated by other Basques in the sheep industry (Donato Uberuaga and Simon and Mercedes Acordagoitia)… more
Day Trip
A Friends of the Owyhees Stewardship Project. Do your bit to help preserve and restore our precious desert canyons. Succor Creek State Natural Area in eastern Oregon is a great park that all Owyhee recreational enjoy: from us locals, folks from Boise metro area, Oregonians from the west side, and others from afar. But with high-use comes garbage and invasive weeds. FOTO and CascadiaNow! would like to invite any and all that recreate in Succor Creek to lend a hand cleaning up the roadways and removing patches of invasive weeds. Tools are being provided by Vale BLM, while garbage bags, extra… more
Overnight Trip
Camp at North Form Campground in Idaho. Hike into the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness. Drive the Owyhee Scenic Byway on the way out. The landscape within the North Fork Owyhee Wilderness, in the southwest part of Idaho near the Oregon border, is diverse, ranging from river canyons over a thousand feet deep to vast expanses of sagebrush and grassland plateaus. This ecosystem provides habitat for sage grouse, pronghorn antelope, bighorn sheep, songbirds, raptors, and numerous rare plant species. The river canyons in Owyhee County have been called the largest concentration of sheer-walled… more