MeetingThe 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
MeetingHi 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
MeetingOn 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 firstname.lastname@example.org so I can ensure you get all updates to the event (such as location) AND ensure we have ordered enough pizza to be delivered. :)
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