Location: Mores Summit (half hour to 45 minutes from Idaho City)
Event Description (natural features, educational element, wilderness): Mores Creek summit is a nice area where we can look down towards the valley of Idaho City as well as see other peaks surrounding us. We will be hiking towards a ranger lookout point. The area is surrounded by beautiful wilderness with some wildlife (birds, deer, etc).
Level of difficulty: Moderate to strenuous level. 6 miles one way to the lookout. I will most likely be going only halfway to lookout and back.
Elevation gain/loss: Start hiking at over 6,000 feet. [masked] feet gain.
Distance of ski or snowshoe: roundtrip is around 3-4 hours.
Dog friendly (y/n): No
Family Friendly (y/n): Kids must have experience snowshoeing (12 and up) and be able to keep up with the group.
Fee required (y/n): Not if we park near the trail (there is a parking lot and bathroom). There is no need for a park and ski pass.
Cost per person: Option to get lunch afterwards in Idaho City. Offer money for gas if carpooling.
Equipment needed (snowshoes, skis, etc.): Snowshoes, snowshoe boots (ie. Sorel’s), ski googles (helps keep wind and snow away), poles, layers of clothing (thermals, fleece, snowpants, water proof pants, etc.), gloves, hat, scarf, water, snacks, 1st Aid Kit, extra pair of socks. If you don’t have equipment, McU and/or Sport’s Authority rents for $20 or less.
Anticipated conditions (weather, snow, driving conditions, etc.): The road can get a bit icy from Idaho City. However, I have never had to use chains and will probably depend on how much snow is on the road. However, it’s a good idea to bring chains just in case. Bring a shovel to use in case you get stuck in snow.
Where to meet for carpooling: Meet at 10 am and carpool from the Sandy Point parking lot on hwy 21 (outside the gate)
Distance to trailhead from carpool location (or from town): 1 1/2 to 2 hours depending on road conditions.
Bathrooms: At trail head