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Sep
14
Sat
LCV Hikers Explore the Eagle Cap Wilderness @ Wallowa Lake Trailhead in Joseph, Oregon
Sep 14 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

September 14:  Our last hike of the year, a potential overnight hike to the Eagle Cap Wilderness by Wallowa Lake, Oregon.  Jim Reid will lead a hike along the West Fork of the Wallowa River, and we will meet at the trailhead (map attached) at 9 am on Saturday, September 14.  As shown on the map, the Wallowa Lake Trailhead is where Oregon Hwy 82 paved road ends.

The drive to the trailhead is approximately 2 ½ hours, so there is the option of staying overnight at the campground/RV parks at Wallowa Lake or motels/cabins around the Lake or in Joseph.  Everyone is on their own for making their lodging accommodations.  Some ideas are the Wallowa Lake State Park (website accessed through oregonstateparks.com), Airbnb, and Eagle Cap Chalets in Joseph. If you want to share the costs of a cabin or motel room with others the September 4th Hiking Club meeting would be a good time to bring your ideas and get together with others.

The hike is approximately 12 miles in and out, and considered easy to moderate, with an elevation gain of 1350 feet to Six Mile Meadow and then return.  We’ll eat lunch on the trail.

It is not an overnight hike, but staying over the night before and/or after is the ‘overnight’ we’re talking about.  For those who do stay overnight and are interested, we could get together for dinner the night before our hike.

If you’re interested in attending this September 14 hike, please be sure to come to the next hiking club meeting, September 4 at 7 pm so we can together iron out arrangements, details, and get an idea of how many will be attending.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.  Some people find hiking poles are helpful.  Always bring water, lunch, and sunscreen.  We begin by gathering at a meeting point and carpooling from there.  Please also be sure to bring some cash for the driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

 

NOTE: Any questions or comments regarding these announcements can be posted at:  https://groups.google.com/forum/#!forum/lcvhikers

The history of this group has been added to the Welcome and description on the main page of Google Groups LCVHikers

Other communications may be made through LCVHikers@gmail.com

Jan
1
Wed
LCV Hikers – Snowshoeing New Year’s Day 2020 @ Fields Spring State Park
Jan 1 @ 8:30 am – 2:00 pm
Those interested in joining us for a snowshoeing day will meet at Chief Looking Glass Park in Asotin at 8:30 am on Wednesday 1/1.  Hike will be at Fields Spring State Park.

There will be a 1 1/2 mile hike led by the rangers along the Wohelo Lodge and Fields Spring trails.  Snacks and drinks provided by the park at Wohelo Lodge after the hike.
 
There is a $20 snow pass, per car, required (pay there) so we’ll car pool from Asotin.
 
The park has some snowshoes available for rental, first come first serve.  
 
See you in 2020🎉🎉
Scott and Carol
New Year’s Day Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area Snowshoe/Hike @ Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area
Jan 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
*Picture by Rachel Wieme with the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Club

The votes are in, and the Palouse Divide Nordic Ski Area is our winner! We don’t get up to the border of the St. Joe National Forest that much, so I’m excited to be up on the Palouse for a New Year’s snowshoe/hike. We’re not sure if there will be enough snow for snowshoes, so come prepared to hike instead. We’ll keep the event updated as we know more. Follow along on Facebook by joining The Clearwater Trekkers group.

The plan will be to meet up at the trailhead by 9:00 AM on Wednesday, January 1st.

Google Map Link: https://goo.gl/maps/NJxPGTnCJZRbJwNe8

This is a Park N’ Ski Pass area, so you will need to purchase a Park N’ Ski Pass to bring your vehicle, or carpool with a Trekker who already has a pass. Click here to purchase a Park N’ Ski Pass. They are available as a season pass for $25 or a 3-day pass for $7.50. 3-Day passes can be printed for immediate use, but season passes will be mailed to you.

We’ll have hikers coming in from north and south, I hope, so we’re looking for volunteers to organize a meetup and carpool out of Moscow. For those who will be taking Highway 3 through Kendrick, let’s meet up at the Ant and Yellowjacket parking area where highways 95 and 12 meet at 7:30 AM. Here are google directions: https://goo.gl/maps/tcrR6dwF2SBbY91Q6. And if you haven’t read the story of the Ant and Yellowjacket on the boards there, this will be a great opportunity!

If all goes well, it will be cold with lots of snow. Sun would be nice, but please plan for all variations of weather. Bring a sack lunch and a change of shoes for the ride home. You may want to bring a whole change of clothes if you have a long drive home. Feel free to submit any questions you may have as comments to this event, email me directly at todd@clearwatertrekker.com, or post them on our Facebook group page.

Here’s to starting 2020 off with our boots on! See you on the trail.

 

*Seek the Clearwater

Jan
19
Sun
Snowshoe Hike at Fish Creek @ Fish Creek Cross Country Ski Trail #480
Jan 19 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike at Fish Creek @ Fish Creek Cross Country Ski Trail #480 | Grangeville | Idaho | United States

Who’s up for a snowshoe hike on the Fish Creek Cross Country Ski Trail #480 just south of Grangeville this Sunday, the 19th? With all this snow, it should be fun!

This is a Park N’ Ski area, so 3-day passes are $7.50 and can be purchased from Tackett’s Saw Shop or Askers Harvest Foods in Grangeville or online here:

https://parksandrecreation.idaho.gov/registration-renewals-permits-passes

The Pass is per vehicle, so we can meet up on the east side of Lions Gate Park in Grangevillev across from The Gym and carpool to the trailhead.

Let’s meet at 8:00 AM on Sunday, January 19th.

Fish Creek is about 8 miles south of Grangeville on Grangeville Salmon Rd. We’ll take Mt Idaho Rd south, but when it turns left to go around the Sunset Drive-In Theatre, we’ll continue straight onto Grangeville Salmon Rd (Forest Road 221) and follow signs toward the Snowhaven Ski Area.

The plan is to hike out to the warming cabin and enjoy a stove fire with lunch. Then we can decide if we want to do the full 7-mile Boundary Trail loop, or stick with the Cabin Loop for a 5-mile hike. Click here for a map of the trail system.

We should be back to the cars by about 4:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

Mar
21
Sat
LCV Hikers – Hells Gate State Park trails @ Lewiston Community Center
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
LCV Hikers - Hells Gate State Park trails @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

This is a date change from what was discussed at the meeting, due to a Bow Shoot that is scheduled on the Park trails March 14 and 15.

We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 9:00 am and will carpool out to the Pavilion area at Hells Gate State Park with those who have the State Park Entrance Pass for their vehicles.  The hike is an in and out easy trail, totaling about 6 miles.  In the past, we’ve seen a herd of Big Horn sheep, as well as folks climbing the basalt walls along the trail.  We’ll eat lunch at the end of the hike in the Pavilion area where we parked to start the trail.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.  Some people find hiking poles are helpful.  Always bring water, lunch, and sunscreen.  We begin by gathering at a meeting point and carpooling from there.  Please also be sure to bring some cash for the driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

To learn more about the LCV Hikers, send an email to: LCVHikers@gmail.com

Mar
28
Sat
CANCELED: LCV Hikers – Wildlife area outside of Colfax, Washington @ Lewiston Community Center
Mar 28 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELED: LCV Hikers - Wildlife area outside of Colfax, Washington @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

CANCELED

 

We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8:00 am, and carpool to this old railroad bed that is now a trail through a wildlife management area.  It is an easy in and out trail, totaling about 6 miles, and lots of birds and wildlife typically make an appearance.  Be prepared with Tick Spray, as they are commonly encountered in this area, especially in the early spring.  We’ll eat lunch at the end of the hike, in a park in Colfax if the weather cooperates.  Jim U. will lead this hike.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.  Some people find hiking poles are helpful.  Always bring water, lunch, and sunscreen.  We begin by gathering at a meeting point and carpooling from there.  Please also be sure to bring some cash for the driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

To learn more about the LCV Hikers, send an email to: LCVHikers@gmail.com

 

Apr
4
Sat
CANCELED: LCV Hikers – Big Eddy Trail, on Dworshak Reservoir outside of Orofino @ Lewiston Community Center
Apr 4 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELED: LCV Hikers - Big Eddy Trail, on Dworshak Reservoir outside of Orofino @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

CANCELED

 

We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8:00 am and carpool to the trailhead at Big Eddy boat launch, about an hour and 10-minute drive from Lewiston.  This is a moderate in and out hike, with sidehill drop-offs that lead down to the reservoir.  It is a trail of up and down hills, as we meander through the small streams that flow into the reservoir.  There is also a small waterfall/stream we will cross along the way. Bring snacks for the hike, and we’ll eat lunch back at the park area where we began the hike.  Carol M. will lead this hike.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.  Some people find hiking poles are helpful.  Always bring water, lunch, and sunscreen.  We begin by gathering at a meeting point and carpooling from there.  Please also be sure to bring some cash for the driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

To learn more about the LCV Hikers, send an email to: LCVHikers@gmail.com

 

Apr
18
Sat
CANCELED: LCV Hikers – Elk River Falls @ Lewiston Community Center
Apr 18 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELED: LCV Hikers - Elk River Falls @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

CANCELED

 

We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8:00 am and carpool to this area out past Deary, Idaho.  There are 3 small, easy hiking loops available into beautiful small waterfalls, and it is a very popular area for hiking.  If we do all 3 loops the total hike will be around 3-4 miles.  We can eat lunch along the trails or at the end of the hike.  Scott and Carol F. will lead this hike.

Wear sturdy shoes or hiking boots.  Some people find hiking poles are helpful.  Always bring water, lunch, and sunscreen.  We begin by gathering at a meeting point and carpooling from there.  Please also be sure to bring some cash for the driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

To learn more about the LCV Hikers, send an email to: LCVHikers@gmail.com

 

Jun
26
Fri
Seek the Clearwater Discovery Trek @ Race Creek Campground
Jun 26 @ 9:00 am – Jun 28 @ 4:00 pm
Seek the Clearwater Discovery Trek @ Race Creek Campground | Kooskia | Idaho | United States

This is it! Our first ever Discovery Trek! What is a Discovery Trek, you ask? Well, a Discovery Trek is a chance to get past the noise in your head and listen to the voice in your heart and share what you hear with fellow pilgrims around the fire. Discovery Treks go just a little bit deeper than our average day hikes or overnight trips. They are more intentional in the way we open ourselves up to nature and each other.

For this, our first, we will be spending 3 days on the Selway River Trail seeking what neuroscientist David Strayer described as “a kind of neural reboot that might boost creativity.” He called it the 3-Day Effect.

This is exactly what draws many of us to the mountain trail, especially amidst all the recent chaos. So I hope you’ll join us (as long as you are COVID-19 symptom-free) as we discover the 3-Day Effect for ourselves.

The plan is to hit the trail from the Race Creek Campground by 9:00 AM on the morning of Friday, June 26th. We’ll hike 6 to 8 miles out and find a good place to set up camp for two nights. Day 2 will be spent in and around camp hiking, swimming, and just enjoying being in nature. We’ll head back to Race Creek Campground on Sunday, June 28th.

Race Creek Campground is located at the very end of the Selway Rd, about 24 miles from Lowell, ID. Camping there Thursday and Sunday nights are an option.

We will be on the trail for three days and two nights at the end of June. Please pack food, clothing layers, shelter, and footwear accordingly. We will be following the Selway River, so a water filter or purification tablets are recommended. If you lack any gear or have gear-related questions, please let us know so we can help! Also, please let us know if you can bring a satellite GPS device. (Feel free to use the contact form below.)

Sep
26
Sat
SBFC – National Public Lands Day Trail Service @ COLGATE LICKS NATURE TRAIL, located at mile post 147.9 on U.S. Highway 12
Sep 26 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
SBFC - National Public Lands Day Trail Service @ COLGATE LICKS NATURE TRAIL, located at mile post 147.9 on U.S. Highway 12 | United States

PROJECT #2: NEZ PERCE-CLEARWATER NATIONAL FORESTS – IDAHO RESIDENTS

SCHEDULE: 9 AM – 3 PM PST

TRAILHEAD: COLGATE LICKS NATURE TRAIL

RATING: EASY

DESCRIPTION:

Join us for a day of maintenance projects around Colgate Licks, located at milepost 147.9 on U.S. Highway 12. This unique site features a natural mineral lick, open meadows, and examples of fire’s impact on the landscape. For National Public Lands Day, we’ll be clearing downed trees, brushing around benches and signs, maintaining drainage structures, cleaning interpretive signs, and scraping, sanding, and staining benches. SBFC will provide food and drinks.”

Click here and scroll down to register for the event on the SBFC website.

RSVP for a Trek

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