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
MeetingTOPIC: Exploring Idaho’s High Deserts presentation by Sheldon Bluestein WHEN: Wednesday March 21, 2007, 7-9pm WHERE: MK Nature Center at the Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. DESCRIPTION: Explore Idaho ’s high deserts with Sheldon Bluestein, author of a guidebook to hiking hidden gems in the sage brush plateau. Seasonal streams gouged canyons all but hidden until you are nearly at their rim. Sheer basalt cliffs and weird rock hoodoos loom above. American Indians left evidence of their occupation and migration in the form of petroglyphs,… more
MeetingCome to our Inaugural Meeting from 7-9pm Wednesday February 21, 2007 at the MK Nature Center (behind Idaho Fish & Game) 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. We meet on the 3rd Wednesday of the month from September-May. IMR meetings/speakers are free and open to the public. Our February main topic: TOPIC: Idaho Centennial Trail presentation by Roger Williams WHEN: Wednesday February 21, 2007, 7-9pm WHERE: MK Nature Center at the Idaho Fish and Game, 600 S. Walnut Street, Boise, Idaho 83712 USA [Directions]. DESCRIPTION: Learn about the The Idaho Centennial Trail (ICT… more
Day TripThis hike is a favorite of mine due to the seclusion, wildlife views and less mud than other foothill hikes. We’ll follow the Shaw Mtn Road route and may slightly alter the route depending on group. This is a tremendous conditioner for those longer/steeper peak climbs later in the year. The route is closed to vehicle traffic until mid April
Day TripThe waxing gibbous moon will be 99% visible on this date, so join in for a nice fitness hike up Table Rock to enjoy the night views of the valley. Perhaps we’ll stop somewhere to enjoy your favorite beverage and snack afterward (no alcohol on the hike). 5 miles/1000’ elev. gain. Limit 12, rain/heavy clouds cancels. Inquire about dogs. Headlamp/flashlight required. Boise.
MeetingIMR SUMMER POTLUCK PICNIC FOR JULY! Come on out 7/18 from 6pm-??pm at Municipal Park (500 S. Walnut just north of ID Fish & Game offices)--we’ll try to be at Picnic Area #3, but look for the outdoorsy looking folks! 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.
Day TripJoin in a gorgeous hike north of McCall to Loon Lake
Day TripExplore the long ridge of 8,703 ft Lava Mountain located in the Boise Mountains near Prairie, Idaho. Depending on the group, we will cover 8-13 miles with 3,000-3,600’ elevation gain. Class 1-2. Limit 8, no dogs. 110 miles from Boise. 4WD recommended.
Day TripThis ride is described in detail at: http://swimba.org/trails/oregon_trail.shtml We will meet in the first parking lot on the left after you cross the dam and do the ride as described at the site above. It should take 3 hours max. Limit of 10 riders with trail worthy bikes. Poor trail conditions may cancel this ride.