Trips

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
Overnight Trip
Join us for a lake-to-lake traverse of the Sawtooth Wilderness. We will backpack on and off trail, up to 10 miles and 3,000 feet cumulative elevation gain per day. This trip is semi-exploratory; we have hiked and/or skied about 90% of our planned route. Participants must be fit, have lightweight backpacking gear (our packs will weigh less than 25 pounds for this 6-day trip with one bad weather/rest day for a total of 7 days), and be prepared to ford streams. We will leave Boise on Thursday, July 21, shuttle a vehicle, and car camp. From Friday July 21 - Thursday July 28 we'll be in the… more
Meeting
Hi all. Every month a few of us go out and have a beer or soda, maybe an appetizer or even a meal. Usually a different place each month. Usually a place with WiFi. Hopefully a place with a Happy Hour. We talk about places we've been and places we're going. We commiserate about injuries and broken gear. :) We usually have a few hiking books or maps on the table. On Tuesday, May 24th (it's always the fourth Tuesday of the month), we'll meet at the newest Payette Brewing Company location, 733 S Pioneer St, just off River St and 12th St in downtown Boise. See news article at http://www.… more
Day Trip
For some people, a hike up Lucky Peak is a long-term, perhaps a life-time, goal. For others, it’s a springtime tune-up hike. The advantage of a Lucky Peak hike is you can often turn back safely, even solo. It’s a road with no traffic on it (most of the year). I am not advocating solo hiking but if you have inadvertently gotten in over your head, and the rest of the hikers really want to continue, the ability to safely hike back takes some of the pressure off others to return with you. Having said that, if you cannot hike Table Rock twice in an afternoon, you should not go on this hike… more