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
Overnight TripMarch 30th - April 2nd (or longer as per attendee) At Yellowstone National Park, prior to April 20th, 2007, the road is closed between the West Entrance and Mammoth Hot Springs to motorized traffic. However, it is open to NON-motorized traffic. This closure opens up numerous opportunities to combine late winter/early spring car camping (at Mammoth Hot Springs Campground) with bicycling, hiking, roller blading, roller skis, jogging, etc, on a 44 mile stretch of car-free, paved road. Weather conditions might allow backcountry skiing. If you’ve ever wondered about the joys of winter camping, but… more
Overnight TripWe’ll find our way to a car campsite in the Trinity Mountains on Friday afternoon/evening leaving Boise at 6PM. Those that wish to depart later are welcome to meet us up there on Friday night or Saturday. On Saturday and Sunday we’ll go on casual day hikes to mountain lakes and vistas. If snow depths permit, Brent may lead a group to the Trinity summit on Sunday. Class A-B.