Overnight TripCar camp at Solcum Creek Campground in Oregon and hike Juniper Gulch. In 1882, a cattle rancher, Hiram E. Leslie, was struck by lightning while working in what was then known as Dugout Gulch; thus, the area was renamed Leslie Gulch. The most striking features of Leslie Gulch are the diverse and often stark, towering and colorful geologic formations. The Leslie Gulch Tuff (consolidated volcanic ash), makes up the bulk of these formations. The talus slopes and unique soils of Leslie Gulch supports a number of rare plant species. This trip will be led by Tim Davis with help from Renee Patrick.… more
Overnight TripFriends of the Owyhee will host this trip, guided by Sammy Castonguay (a geologist with Treasure Valley Community College) into Sage Creek drainage and Three Fingers. Some equipment to survey the geology will be provided. Expect a fairly easy day with a couple miles of hiking in a rocky drainage/uneven ground. Expect cool day and chilly nights. Expect to have mud in spots on the trail. Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds and wildlife watchers. A 15-mile dirt road leads from Oregon 201 to the park, which has a walk-in primitive… more
TrainingJoin IMR for an overview of basic glacier and snowfield travel skills on Saturday, 22 April 2017 (because Bogus remains open on 15 April this date has been pushed to the 22nd). Participants will have the opportunity to practice ice axe self-arrest, crampon use, and rigging a simple pulley system for a simulated crevasse rescue. This workshop is open to both the novice and to those looking to refresh their glacier travel skills. Bring your glacier gear if you have it, but if you do not there will be opportunity to borrow gear for hands-on practice. Scott Arnold will host this event. He… more
MeetingThe Payette Brewing company is hosting a fundraise at their taproom (733 S. Pioneer Street in Boise). They pledge to donate 50% of beer sales towards repairing damage to the Idaho City Park-n-Ski system caused by the Pioneer Fire last summer. There will also be auctions and reservation dibs for the yurts.
Overnight TripOne of our favorite tours in the Sawtooth Wilderness, the ski up to Imogene Lake offers wonderful views and follows an old trail that avoids multiple crossings of an avalanche path. On Saturday we will drive to the Stanley Basin, park in the Fourth of July Road pullout, ski on a snowmobiled road for about a mile, and then break trail up and across the flats to set up camp near Hell Roaring Lake. On Sunday we will continue up the drainage to Imogene Lake and return to camp. Backcountry skis or telemark gear are appropriate for this trip. Metal shovels, multi-antenna transceivers, probe poles… more
Day TripEscape the inauguration hoopla with an off-trail ski tour. Wider track skis or backcountry telemark skis are appropriate for this trip, as will be gaiters and your usual winter day pack with water in insulated containers, snacks and extra layers. We'll head out into the Boise Mountains for a 5 to 6 hour tour, exact location TBD depending on where we think the best snow conditions will be.
MeetingHelp us recognize Idaho Mountain Recreation’s 10 Year Anniversary and celebrate our start of a second decade! IMR was founded in February 2007 by folks who enjoy self-propelled outdoor activities in a responsible way. We provide education, lectures and lead trips in Idaho and beyond. We’ve organized a retroactive look over the years of IMR activities, trips and stories. Refreshments will be served. 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… more
MeetingLocal outdoor enthusiast Cody Feuz loves skiing and mountains. Live vicariously as he takes us along on his ski treks in the mountains of Idaho and Wyoming. He will also talk about some ideas for potential upcoming treks in the Tetons, Sawtooths and Lost River Range. Cody's website is http://hi-adventure.com 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… more
MeetingPlease see the December 13th, 2016 description. Your support email is due today!
MeetingThis is not a meeting or an event, but an opportunity for you to make a difference in resurrecting the Park-n-Ski trail system that was damaged by the Pioneer Fire. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation Non-Motorized Trails Program is applying for a Recreational Trails Program Grant. They are required to show user and organization support for the grant. Leo Hennessy, Non-Motorized Programs Director, is asking for a letter of support or an e-mail of support from folks like you. He hopes for your endorsement to repair the heavily damaged trails on the Idaho City area trails system due… more