Day TripJughandle Mountain (8,340 feet elevation), 5 Miles RT/2100’ elev gain. Come join us for a Class 2 (some scrambling) hike up the familiar peak you see to the east of Long Valley when you approach McCall. The peaks north face is dramatic and nearly vertical--but we will climb via the northwest ridge. This should be a very nice half-day hike for those who have other activities they need to do that weekend, or wish to enjoy Payette Lake over the weekend! We will meet in McCall at 7:30am (Trip Leader will provide details), will arrange car-pooling. 110 miles from Boise, 2WD ok. Inquire about dogs… more
Overnight TripHorton Peak, 9,980ft. 6 Miles/2800’ Vertical. Easy Class C or Difficult Class B; Moderate Pace. Meet up Saturday; Hike Sunday. This peak has open views of the Sawtooths to the west, and on the summit, has wonderful views of Castle Peak and other summits in the White Cloud Mountains. There is a seldom-used fire lookout on the peak. This hike is on trail, and climbs nearly 3,000 feet in 3 miles--it is a continual, fairly steep grind uphill with fine rewards at the top. The TH is 15 miles south of Stanley; 130 miles from Boise; 4WD preferred for just the final 2 miles leading to TH. Group… more
Overnight TripFriday, Saturday and Sunday July 20-22. Easy D, Moderately Fast Pace, Exploratory Break the 10,000 foot barrier and join us on South Twin (11,070 ft) and Jaggle (10,722 ft) in the Lost River Range . We will leave Boise on Friday after work, car camp on the way to the trailhead, scramble up South Twin (3rd class) on Saturday, car camp near the trail head Saturday night, and hike Jaggle (2nd class) on Sunday.
Day TripSki from the Goldfork parking lot up, around the Elkhorn loop, and return via Beaver Creek trail. Strong intermediate traditional Nordic ski skills. 20 miles on groomed trails/2,000 feet elevation gain. Moderate pace. Limit 8, no dogs. 65 miles from Boise.
MeetingIMR SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC FOR JUNE!--Municipal Park Wednesday June 20 at 6pm. Bring a dish, bring a friend and bring some stories about hikes you’ve done and would like to do. IMR tries to bring people together to share ideas and experiences to help each other out--and to make new friends. So, join us at Municipal Park at 500 S. Walnut (just north of the MK Nature Center/ID Fish and Game). How it Works: We do not have a reservation at the park. We checked online, and the park pavillion is already reserved for that day, but there are plenty of other large picnic areas in the park. So, we’ll… more
Day TripWe’ll meet at the NE corner of the Fort Boise Park Parking lot, take the fairly steep climb up the Eagle Ridge trail and up around Shane’s loop. We’ll take a breather and catch a great view of the city at the top. The ride should last 2 hours max, and is a great introduction to the trails of the Boise foothills. Limit of 10 riders with trail worthy bikes. Poor trail conditions may cancel this ride.
TrainingThis 16-hour course focuses on first aid under conditions where the arrival of emergency responders or the patient evacuation may be delayed due to constraints of terrain, weather, and available persons or equipment. It may be necessary to care for an injured person for several hours or days. Topics covered include controlling bleeding, bandaging, splinting, preventing shock, and monitoring the injured person. In time, IMR will require some type of first aid training for trip leaders. This class meets that requirement. Participants will receive instructional materials and a Red Cross… more
Day TripThis trail is a steady climb that passes through several small canyons filled with flora of the Boise foothills. Total distance 6.5 miles. Elevation gain 1,640 feet with a high point at 5840 ft.
MeetingTOPIC: Ultralight Backpacking WHEN: Wednesday May 16, 2007, 7-9pm WHERE: MK Nature Center at the Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. DESCRIPTION: Kelly Kitchens practices the discipline of ultralight backpacking to the point where his overnight backpack weighs less than 18 pounds (including food). If this appeals to you more than slinging the usual 25 to 30 pound overnight pack on your shoulders, Kelly will share his secrets. Kelly started going ultralight to keep up with the 15 and 16 year old boys in his son’s scout troop; they left him in the… more
MeetingTOPIC: Alpine Wildflowers WHEN: Wednesday April 18, 2007, 7-9pm WHERE: MK Nature Center at the Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. DESCRIPTION: Alpine wildflowers are one of nature’s anomalies. They grow in a harsh environment - frigid, arid, windy - that starkly contrasts with their delicate beauty. A diverse array of flowers blooms in profusion in Idaho’s alpine areas every summer. Ray Vizgirdas, a biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, will share his knowledge of Idaho alpine flora. Ray has over 20 years of practical experience… more