Trips

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
Overnight Trip
Join us in exploring Class I and II rivers in eastern Idaho. On Wednesday, 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 at moderate elevations (5,000 ft to 9,500 ft) as we backpack about 60 miles on maintained 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. 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 four days (Thursday - Sunday) we will move our campsite from lake to lake with side trips to adjacent lakes and at least one summit.… more
Meeting
Idaho native David Pahlas, aka SuperDave, took it upon himself to visit all of the summits in the White Cloud Mountains that are above 10,000 feet in elevation. Dave is a year-round peak bagger and his infectious enthusiasm shines though his wonderful photographs. Learn why the White Clouds are his favorite place - and possibly yours - to explore in Idaho. You can read more about Dave's adventures on his website http://idahoalpinezone.com/ IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. The meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the… more
Overnight Trip
Join us for an exploratory lake-to-lake backpack in the spectacular Wind River Range in Wyoming. We will travel mostly on-trail with some off-trail sections. Although we will usually cover 10 - 12 miles per day, some days will be up to 15 miles. Nearly the entire trip will be above 10,000 feet in elevation with passes at 11,000 feet. Participants must be fit, have lightweight backpacking gear (our packs will weigh around 25 pounds for this 6-day trip with one bad weather/rest day for a total of 7 days), be prepared for a wide range of weather conditions and be ready to ford streams. We will… more
Day Trip
The wet weather on July 10th postponed the butterfly count; lets hope for sunnier skies this time. Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of 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 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 (the shopping center with a liquor… more
Day Trip
Help monitor butterfly population trends in areas outside of 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 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 orange juice, and to organize carpools. A free butterfly identification… more
Training
Attend this optional and free workshop in preparation for the Sunday July 10th butterfly count 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. Download the campus map here: http://www.collegeofidaho.edu/sites/default/files/CampusMap/CofICampusM… Directions to the College of Idaho from Boise: Take I-84 west to Caldwell. Take Exit 29, which is the first of three Caldwell exits. At the stop light, turn left onto Franklin Road and go over the freeway past the… more