Trips

Overnight Trip
This trip includes camping at Three Forks. As a group we will decide on what area we will hike on Saturday. Also note this is Free fishing weekend in Oregon, no fishing license needed to fish. Option 1: Hike the North Fork (good one if it is hot, will be in water 50% of the time) Option 2: Hike to 5 Bar (depending on water level of river) Option 3: Hike West Fork of the little Owyhee (depending on water level of river) Option 4: Hike to Antelope Canyon (depending on water level of river) Option 5: Hike the Middle Fork Option 6: Hike downstream of the main Owyhee Gear & Supplies: Late… more
Overnight Trip
Join us for day trips on Class 1+ creeks in the Stanley Basin. Some stretches we have paddled before; others will be new to us. Expect to see wildflowers, wildlife, and mosquitos. Flat-bottom canoes, quality inflatable kayaks, and swift-water hard-shell kayaks are appropriate for these trips. While we will experience little in the way of rapids, currents will be strong; participants must be able to ferry, eddy-turn, and maneuver quickly to avoid mid-stream hazards and/or riverbank snags. We'll leave Boise on Tuesday afternoon and carcamp. Wednesday - Sunday we'll set up a shuttle and… more
Overnight Trip
Join us in a semi-exploratory one-night backpack into beautiful Owyhee canyons with spring wildflowers and interesting rock formations. We'll leave Boise early in the morning, drive to the trailhead, and backpack about 4.5 miles down (3,500 ft. elevation loss) to a camp spot with reliable water - which must be filtered and exposed to UV light, or boiled. The route down follows an intermittent trail. We'll spend the rest of the day exploring side canyons and buttes. We'll take advantage of Sunday morning cool to climb back up and return to Boise. We have hiked part of this area as a day… more
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Activities at the fair, held at the Old Assay Office, 210 Main Street in Boise, include: • Grinding station (hands on experience for participants to use grinding stones to grind corn) • Atlatl Range (hands on experience for participants to use an atlatl or spear-thrower at a target) • Mend or Create a Pot (hands on activity for participants to explore pottery by putting together a broken pot or creating their own) ... and much more! Sponsors: VERSAR, Inc., Idaho Archaeological Society, Idaho State Historical Society, Boise National Forest **In the event of rain, the Archaeology Fair will be… more
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The Great Basin culture area, inhabited by the Shoshoni, Bannock and Northern Paiute tribes, reaches north into Idaho to Corn Creek on the Salmon River. These people left evidence of thousands of years of habitation, some of which we see today during desert hikes: petroglyphs, pictographs, and game walls. Stone tools found by excavations at seasonal villages show evidence of trade. Marc Munch, a past president of the Idaho Archaeology Society, will give a demonstration of flint knapping as part of his presentation on tool making and the people who made those tools. Learn more about the… more
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Hi all. Every month a few of us go out and have a beer or soda, maybe an appetizer or even a meal. Usually a different place each month. Usually a place with WiFi. Hopefully a place with a Happy Hour. We talk about places we've been and places we're going. We commiserate about injuries and broken gear. :) We usually have a few hiking books or maps on the table. On Tuesday, April 26th (it's always the fourth Tuesday of the month), we'll meet at Lucky 13, 3662 S Eckert Rd, Boise, ID 83716, (208) 344-6967, http://www.lucky13pizza.com/. The pizza and brews are awesome! (And so's the rest of the… more
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On Tuesday, May 3rd, at 6:30 pm, IMR will hold a Trip Leaders Posting event to plan 2016 summer trips. This is a great opportunity for all trip leaders AND people interested in becoming trip leaders to discuss and post trips of interest to various elements of the IMR membership. If thinking you might be interested, please contact me at mwerthmann@cableone.net so I can ensure you get all updates to the event (such as location) AND ensure we have ordered enough pizza to be delivered. :)
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Author Scott Marchant is on a mission to research, write and publish the finest Idaho hiking guidebooks in order to provide fellow hikers with accurate and inspiring backcountry information. The latest in his series focuses on Idaho's Sawtooth Country. Scott has walked each of the trips in his books, accumulating thousands of miles in the process. All of his guidebooks will be available to purchase at the meeting. IMR monthly meetings are a way to hear about topics of interest to Idaho outdoor enthusiasts. The meetings are usually held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month and are free and open… more
Day Trip
Join Friends of the Owyhee and Cascadia Now to help clean up and restore the popular Succor Creek State Natural Area. Succor Creek State Natural Area lies in a deep, rocky canyon and is a remote haven for rock hounds, hikers, and wildlife watchers. Limited souvenir collecting by rock hounds is permitted in the park. A rough 15 mile dirt road leads from Oregon 201 to the park, which has walk-in primitive camping and day-use areas on the east side of the creek. No potable water is available. The park is about 65 miles from Boise, approximately a 2-hour drive one-way. For driving directions,… more
Day Trip
Plan A: Ski tour at the Park-n-Ski trails north of Idaho City or at the Bogus Nordic area, depending on where we think conditions will be the most enjoyable. Plan B: If we think that ski conditions won't shape up to our expectations, then we'll opt instead for a hike on the Snake River plain, 8 - 10 miles with less than 2,000 feet cumulative elevation gain, and search for signs of spring.