MeetingAuthor 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 TripJoin 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 TripPlan 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.
TrainingInterested in leading a trip? Leadership training covers building trust, group dynamics, leadership style, conflict resolution, decision making, trip planning, and on-the-trail logistics. Open for IMR members only. Free.
MeetingExplore the Owyhee canyons with Tim Davis and learn about Friends of the Owyhee (FOTO) an organization seeking to protect the millions of acres pristine natural areas in SE Oregon. Tim grew up in Adrian, Oregon with a view of Succor Creek Canyon out his bedroom window...this is where his love of the Owyhee started. He strives to learn as much as he can about the canyon lands through others, books, and just getting out on the land. His biggest inspiration for protecting this landscape is that he want his kids, grand kids, and future generations to see it as he has seen it. Friends of the… more
TrainingCost: $110, checks made payable to Idaho Mountain Recreation and delivered by Thursday April 21st; IMR gets billed by the Red Cross and will cut a check for the group. Minimum Enrollment: 8; preference given to Idaho Mountain Recreation members This 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 assessment, head (brain), neck and… more
MeetingIdahoans love to recreate outdoors and interest in both motorized and non-motorized recreation continues to grow. While motorized recreation enthusiasts have established successful registration or “sticker” programs to fund trail maintenance, it has become increasingly difficult to fund the proper maintenance of non-motorized trails for users, ranging from hikers to mountain bikers to horsemen and woman. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation invites you to a public discussion involving the full spectrum of recreationists, to explore issues pertaining to non-motorized trail recreation… more
MeetingCome out for an all-ages presentation with Ray Vizgirdas, and learn how to investigate the scenes and signatures of animals in the snow. Ray will teach you about winter wildlife through the mind of an animal tracker, including the intricacies of adaption and winter survival. From wildlife scat, tracks, walking patterns and clues on the landscape, Ray will explore now animal behavior and adaptions allow them to survive the wintery wonderland. The presentation is free and will be held at the Foothills Learning Center in Boise. A follow-on field session on snowshoes will be held at Bogus Basin… more
Day TripWinter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology. Both snowshoers and Nordic skiers are welcome on this day - the last tour of the season. Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours. No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition. Plan about an hour to drive up Bogus Basin Road. All wheel drive or snow tires are recommended. Please use the… more
Day TripWinter Ranger Programs will be led by Boise National Forest specialists and will focus on forest health, habitats, and winter ecology. Meet in front of the Frontier Point Nordic Center at Bogus Basin. Tours will last approximately 2 hours. No pre-registration necessary. The tours will be on moderate terrain. Be prepared for the weather and make sure your equipment is in good working condition. Plan about an hour to drive up Bogus Basin Road. All wheel drive or snow tires are recommended. Please use the turn outs if you are delaying cars behind you and be patient. Slowing down makes only a… more