Steve Weston, author of "In the Wild Chef", Will give a presentation and cooking demonstration about how to become a really good backcountry chef. Join us and learn how to eat better on your next backpacking or camping adventure. Copies of Steve's book will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the general public. Feel free to bring a friend.
Registration required at
Join Bogus Basin for a slideshow presentation to learn what it takes to become a volunteer leader with SnowSchool, a Winter Wildlands Alliance program. Leading SnowSchool field trips at Bogus Basin is a great way to share your passion for snowshoeing and the outdoors with the next generation of winter enthusiasts. This presentation will cover volunteer responsibilities, training schedule and what to expect from a school field trip.
Purchase tickets here: https://camberoutdoors.org/civicrm/?page=CiviCRM&q=civicrm/event/info&reset=1&id=112
Join Camber Outdoors at Beside Bardenay in Boise, ID. Enjoy networking and snacks/drinks, and get inspired by avid outdoors woman and REI Retail Divisional Vice President, Julie Lochner. Camber Exchanges are free for Camber Outdoors members and $10 for all non-members. All proceeds from this event will be donated to Outdoor Afro, a non-profit organization connecting African American people with nature and changing the face of leadership in the outdoors.
Pre-registration required at: https://www.rei.com/event/the-idaho-centennial-trail-one-backpackers-adventure/boise/220525 Discover America's wildest long distance hike - connecting the largest wilderness areas in the Lower 48. The Wild West Trail Connects the Idaho Centennial Trail to the entire Northern Rocky Mountain Ecosystem. Learn about the rugged interior of your home state and discover first-hand what it's like to spend 3.5 months in the backcountry. From rattlesnakes to aggressive bears, see the landscape that has changed little from the time of Lewis and Clark. Joel Salvino successfully completed the hike this summer. Beginning in the Jarbidge Wilderness, he completed the ICT facing deep snow drifts, peak melt, and non-existent trails. His journey continued through Western Montana, into Glacier National Park, through the Bob Marshall Wilderness Complex, and into the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem ending in Grand Teton National Park. Over 2,000 miles long, this is the newest long distance hike to hit the backpacking scene. He successfully recorded the most accurate GPX file ever made of Idaho and America's wilderness areas. Included in the hike was documentation through 4k video, which is being created into a full-length documentary.
Tom Lopez presents: Journey on the Inca Trail Forty-one years ago Tom Lopez, author of "Idaho: A Climbing Guide", hiked the Inca Trail. Tom will recount the journey and briefly comment on what we humans are losing as we subjugate the planet. This presentation is free and open to the general public.
Idaho City Cross Country team is hosting a 5K on Saturday 6th during Idaho City Days. MUST register through the link below.
The trail is wooded, with a couple of short steep parts, but is not difficult. Good running or walking shoes are recommended, the trail is a mix of dirt, pine needle-covered dirt, river rocks, water (optional) and ends with the last .25 mile on the track. Walk /run is at your own pace. There will be members of the Idaho City cross country team out on the trail to keep us on the right course.
What to bring: good running /walking shoes, water, sunscreen, hat, sunglasses, anything that you will need for the walk /run.
Meet at the Idaho City school football field at 10:15 to get our race numbers and T-shirt.
I will be leaving Boise at 9:00a from Albertson off Hwy 21. If you would like to meet there to follow me up, please be there no later than 8:50a. I will not be returning to Boise after, so will not be able to offer carpooling. Look for a green Subaru Forester. I'll be parked near the Sinclair gas station.
NOTE : If you carpool, please keep in mind that this is Idaho City Days and arrange your carpooling schedules for staying to partake in activities, or returning by a certain time. Several family-friendly events going on throughout the weekend. You can check out their schedule of events on their FB page.
Post any questions below.
This is a strenuous hike and not recomended for beginners.
At 5,904 feet, Lucky Peak overlooks the reservoir after which it was named, Boise, the Treasure Valley and the mountains to the north. It's a good climb with a great view at the top! The route follows foothills trails #12 then #8 for about six miles with a 3,600 foot elevation gain and takes about five hours. We usually take a shortcut down from the summit so round trip is about 10 miles
We'll meet at the end of S. Council Spring Road, which is between Lucky 13 (Eckhert Road) and East Junior High, northeast of Warm Springs Avenue. Wear comfortable hiking shoes or boots, dress in layers if it's cool, and wear a hat, visor or sun glasses. Also, bring rain gear, if the weather looks dicey, sunscreen, a camera, plenty of water, snacks and/or lunch.
For those interested, we'll gather at Lucky 13 for food and/or drink afterwards.
Head of Foothills Trail #12
S. Council Spring Road and E. Woodcross Drive · Boise, ID
Pre-registration required at: https://www.rei.com/event/day-hiking-glacier-national-park-and-western-montana/boise/210209 Join author Aaron Theisen for a presentation covering his latest guidebook featuring 125 hikes in Glacier National Park and Western Montana recreation areas, with outings to suit all ages and fitness levels. Weekend-worthy wilderness hikes await explorers in: the 100,000-acre Cabinet Mountains Wilderness, where alpine lakes hide among amid sheer shelves of rock; the Scotchman Peaks, which house millennia-old trees beneath their rugged, brushy summits; the shallow, grass-fringed pools of Ten Lakes Scenic Area, just shy of the Canadian border in northwest Montana; and the jeweled basins of the Seeley-Swan Valley.
This is going to be a strenuous intermediate hike because of elevation change! This hike is 4.5 miles round trip with a 2000 ft elevation gain.
Cervidae Peak is the highpoint on a main ridge line near the confluence of Mores Creek and Lucky Peak Reservoir (Middle Fork of the Boise River). It provides an excellent steep, fast scramble in the summer and a nice snow climb in the winter. It's close proximity to Boise (17 miles) makes it a nice quick mountain destination, especially when the bigger peaks are blocked by avalanched roads or closed approaches. The views from the summit are all encompassing and include Shafer Butte, Thorn Creek Butte, Mt. Heinan, Sunset Peak and Pilot Peak. You can create a very long ridge run / hike that would include this high point. Antlers and weather balloons have been found on this ridge.
More info on the hike go to: http://www.summitpost.org/cervidae-peak/155243
Directions to trail head: Take Idaho 21 north from Boise past Highland Valley summit. Cross the high bridge near mile marker 18. proceed straight to the turnouts for the West routes. Turn right immediately after the bridge for the SW (park immediately) route and the East Route (Proceed Past Spring Shores)
The Plan: Hike the East Route (Class 2) - 1.1 miles past the Spring Shores Marina, climb northwest up the very steep hillside until it joins the main ridge north to the summit in 2 miles with 2000 feet of elevation gain.
Bring: Snacks, Camera, water, & gas money for the driver if you're carpooling. Please dress in layers of warm wicking clothes & waterproof hiking boots.
As always we should try and carpool as much as possible. This is about an hour drive roundtrip, approximately 55 miles round trip. I think we ALL should share in the expense of gas & graciously give a “minimum” of a few bucks to whoever is doing the driving.
If you have any questions call me[masked].
I set a goal for myself to climb Table Rock every day in August that I'm in town. I thought I would post for any others that wanted to get up early, beat the heat and get some exercise.
This is more of a go your own pace hike than a group hike. I'm getting up to the top hiking in about 30 minutes and then running down. I figured if someone wanted to join for an accountability partner, safety issue or just like exercising early, you can join me.
When: We'll depart right at 6:15 am from the gate at the Ridge-to-Rivers map.
Where: Bishop's House parking lot trail head behind the Old State
Penitentiary. Meet at the Ridge-to-Rivers map.
Trail Length: If we take the front side route, it's 1.5 miles and 45 minutes at a moderate pace. Add another .5 miles and 20 minutes if we go around the back side by the quarry. Altitude gain is 1000 feet.
Cancellation: It should be okay but wet and/or cloudy conditions will cancel the hike.
Directions: Take Broadway North and turn RIGHT at Warm Springs Road. Travel about 1.5 miles then turn LEFT at Old Penitentiary Road (Warm Springs Road curves slightly to the right here). Go to the end of the tree-lined avenue and then turn LEFT at the sign (before you enter the Penitentiary Historic district grounds) and follow the road as it curves around to the right.