Trips

Training
Keep your skills up to date, the 705 Backcountry Ski Patrol is having two, almost free, classes this weekend. Both classes are this weekend at Soldier Mountain and if you have a Bogus Basin pass you can ski for free on Friday at Soldier Mountain. Avalanche Level One refresher, $15 for NSP members. If you are not an NSP member you can obtain an Associate Membership for $60. A link to sign up and get more info can be found on our Facebook events page. https://www.facebook.com/events/705003156342145/ Companion Rescue Clinic, this class is free for all NSP members. An NSP membership or… more
Meeting
IMR member Jim Pace will present slides of his adventure on one of the premier North American backcountry hut-to-hut ski tours in the snowfields of the Canadian Rockies. He'll also discuss the pre-planning and on-tour logistics for folks wishing to put together their own trip next spring. IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. Starting in 2017, meetings will usually be 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’t… more
Overnight Trip
Have you ever been playing in the snow near McCall and wished you could stay another day? This is your chance! We have reserved a heated bunkhouse on the shores of Payette Lake. The rustic log structure is adjacent to plowed parking and will cost about $30 per person for both nights with full occupancy. Because we purchase liability insurance and pay a non-refundable deposit for the cabin, payment must be made in advance by Monday, January 30th - contact us for details. We will drive from Boise on Friday afternoon (about 110 miles, 2.5 hours). Saturday and Sunday are open for activities… more
Overnight Trip
Are you interested in transitioning from 3-season to 4-season overnight wilderness trips with the help of folks who have over 35 years of winter camping experience? If so, this class is for you! We will contact participants in advance to go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for this one-night experience. Prior 3-season camping experience will help. Participants must have or be willing to rent a 4-season sleeping bag, pad (or double up summer-weight pads), and 4-season tent. Metal-edged backcountry skis or wider touring skis are appropriate for this trip… more
Meeting
If you missed Bonnie Olin's fabulous presentation about her book and the Owyhee River, now is your chance. Her presentation has also expanded to include a slideshow that covers the entire Owyhee region, Nevada to the Owyhee Reservoir in Oregon, as well as increased detail on it's unique qualities and geology. Bonnie will be in the region for two presentations - and likely these will be her last in the area for a long while. Location: Nampa Public Library, 215 12th Ave S, Nampa ID 83651 Learn more at www.owyheemedia.com
Meeting
If you missed Bonnie Olin's fabulous presentation about her book and the Owyhee River, now is your chance. Her presentation has also expanded to include a slideshow that covers the entire Owyhee region, Nevada to the Owyhee Reservoir in Oregon, as well as increased detail on it's unique qualities and geology. Bonnie will be in the region for two presentations - and likely these will be her last in the area for a long while. Location: Mountain Home Public Library, 790 North 10th, East Mountain Home, ID 83647 Learn more at www.owyheemedia.com
Training
Our 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
Meeting
IMR member Fran Wolfe and her son ferry-hopped along the Alaska coast this summer using their bicycles as a mode of on-shore transportation. They bicycle-camped as they explored the shorelines, rocky beaches, trails, forests, waterfalls, and mountains in this region. Life in southeastern Alaskan coastal communities is an interesting mix of hearty residents, tourists, unique wildlife, fascinating history, and fresh seafood. In addition to presenting photos of their adventures, Fran will discuss planning logistics and the gear required for a trip like this. IMR monthly meetings are a way to… more
Training
Hi wilderness types, Below is an offer of a Wilderness First Aid course. If you've never taken such a class, it's all about what to do when you've already done required first aid on someone ... but the trailhead is hours and hours away. Of course, it also covers those kind of injuries that take place when camping and hiking, which can be rather different from those that occur around town and home. Opportunities to take such a course do not come around often. It is absolutely worth the price. I will be there. Hope you can make it. Mark 208-608-4562… more
Overnight Trip
This trip, led by Friends of the Owyhee, includes camping at Birch Creek with exploration at Hole in the Ground and Jordan Craters. Fall in the Owyhee! The weather changes rapidly, so be prepared for snow, rain, thunderstorms, high wind, high heat, and sun. Also please note: There is no dependable cell phone coverage in this area – folks should plan accordingly. Participants are responsible for: •Their own food/food preparation and water (5-7 gallons recommended per person) for 2 nights and 2 full days •Camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow) •Camping chair •Transportation to… more