Trips

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
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