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.
Day TripWarm up for harder hikes on this off-trail Class 2 exploration near Lucky Peak Reservoir. 6.5 miles/1,700’ elevation gain. Limit 8, no dogs. 15 miles from Boise.
Overnight TripOn Saturday, explore the long north approach of 9,694 ft Iron Mountain located in the Soldier Mountains. 10.5 miles/5,130 feet elevation gain. Moderate D, Class 1-2. Car camp Saturday night at FS site. If our legs still function on Sunday, we will climb 8,216 ft Jumbo Mountain. 7 miles/3,300 feet gain. Easy C, Class 2. Limit 4, no dogs. 100 miles from Boise.
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.
Day TripThis hike is a repeat of a Feb conditioning hike. We’ll follow the Shaw Mtn Road route, or similar route depending on the group. This is a tremendous workout for those longer peak climbs later in the spring. The route is closed to vehicle traffic until mid April
Day TripThe Weiser River Trail is an old railroad bed converted into a dirt and gravel public recreation trail. Fat tires and helmets required. Wildlife often seen along the trail include deer, elk, heron, and wild turkey. The setting in the lower (southern) part of the canyon is rolling hills and open canyons topped with black lava cliffs. Riders might choose a half-day, 20-mile round trip with children or a full-day, 50-miler straight north to waiting vehicles