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See you on the trail!
May
11
Sat
Big Eddy Trail with the Lewiston Hiking Club @ Lewiston Community Center
May 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Big Eddy Trail with the Lewiston Hiking Club @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

Hike the Big Eddy Trail, but this year we’ll start at Freeman Creek.  It is a moderate in and out trail along the reservoir and then up into the forest, and can be between 6-8 total miles.  Plan on eating lunch along the hike.  There may be some folks who will hike the whole trail through to Big Eddy.  We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am, and carpool from there.  An Idaho State Park Pass or $5 daily park entrance fee is required to park at the Freeman Creek takeoff point. 

 

May
25
Sat
CANCELED – Hike the Waha (Eagle Creek) Road with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
May 25 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CANCELED - Hike the Waha (Eagle Creek) Road with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

CANCELED DUE TO WEATHER

Weather forecast for Winchester/Waha region calls for 60% rain, with thunderstorms. This old logging road goes straight across the high point of a ridge.
No place to be in a thunderstorm. I’m calling off the hike.
Scott Fletcher
Jun
8
Sat
Paradise Ridge on the Palouse with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Jun 8 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Paradise Ridge on the Palouse with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

June 8, Saturday:  Brian will be leading an approximate 5 mile (2 ½ miles in and out) hike on a trail along Paradise Ridge on the Palouse.  This is his cousin Jacie Jensen’s private property located between Genesee and Moscow, where she has a native plant farm.  There are lots of wildflowers and a nice view of the Palouse and beyond.  This trail has a few moderate climbs but is generally flat.   Bring a lunch to eat along the trail.  Meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am and we’ll carpool from there.  Please also remember to bring some cash for gas for your driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.  http://www.nativeseedfarm.com/about.php

Jun
15
Sat
Let’s (finally) do the Lochsa River Trail #2 @ Lochsa River Trail #2
Jun 15 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Let's (finally) do the Lochsa River Trail #2 @ Lochsa River Trail #2 | 0

The Lochsa River National Recreation Trail #2 runs for about 16 miles alongside Highway 12 between Cold Springs Creek and Sherman Creek. We’ll start on the east end by the Sherman Creek trailhead.

The Clearwater Trekkers have made a couple of passes at this trail in the past, but this is the year we make it all the way to the waterfall! I can feel it in the soles of my feet. The third time’s the charm, right?

Let’s meet at 8:00 AM in the parking area just outside Kooskia, ID where Highway 12 and Highway 13 meet. As you head east on Highway 12, take a right like you were going into Kooskia, but don’t cross the bridge into town. Instead, take an immediate right into the parking area. We can carpool from there.

The Wilderness Gateway Campground is about an hour east from Kooskia on Highway 12 near MM 122, and the trailhead is just past the campground on the left. The Lochsa River Trail #2 shares parking with the Sherman Creek Trailhead #203. The plan is to follow the trail for about 4 or 5 miles, do lunch, and then head back. I anticipate we’ll be back at our cars by 2:30 or 3:00 PM.

Jun
22
Sat
Fry Point with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Jun 22 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Fry Point with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

June 22, Saturday:  Jill will be leading an approximately 6-mile hike (3 miles in and out) along a trail that leads to Fry Point, with an old homestead at Roberts Point.  This is an old roadbed/trail, and is an easy to moderate hike.  Bring a lunch to eat along the trail.  We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am and carpool from there.  Please also remember to bring some cash for your driver if you’re carpooling with someone else.

Jul
13
Sat
Hike the Waha (Eagle Creek) Road with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Jul 13 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Hike the Waha (Eagle Creek) Road with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

Scott will lead the Waha (Eagle Creek) Road hike, which is around a 7 mile in and out a closed road. This is the one that we had to cancel in May, so it’s nice to be able to do it, as some of us haven’t been on it and were looking forward to it.  Thanks Scott and Carol for being willing to lead it.  We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8am, and carpool from there.  There are some nice views along the way, and we turn around at some old cabins.  Plan to eat lunch along the trail.  It is an old road bed with lots of smaller rocks, so hiking boots are recommended.

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.

 

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Jul
20
Sat
Crystal Lake Overnight Hike @ Wildhorse Camprground
Jul 20 @ 7:00 am – Jul 21 @ 5:00 pm
Crystal Lake Overnight Hike @ Wildhorse Camprground | Orogrande | Idaho | United States

Gear up, Trekkers! We’re headed to Crystal Lake in the Gospel-Hump Wilderness area for the weekend of July 20th-21st!

The Crystal Lake #299 Trailhead is on the west side of the Wildhorse Campground. There are six first-come-first-serve campsites there, and an outhouse, so grab a spot if you can make it out Friday night.

For those of us driving in in the morning, we’ll meet up at 7:00 AM in Grangeville on the backside, or east side, of Lyons Club Park, across the street from Mountain Smoothie. There’s a large dirt parking lot for the park. Let’s park there so we’re not leaving vehicles in The Gym parking lot over the weekend if we decide to carpool.

From the Lyons Club Park, we’ll take Mt. Idaho Grade Rd down to Highway 14 out towards Elk City, Idaho. Before we reach Elk City, we’ll take a right, heading south on Crooked River Rd towards Orogrande, Idaho. (Zoom in on the Google Maps and you’ll get a good view of why they call it Crooked River Rd!)

Just past Orogrande we’ll take a right on Gospel Hump Rd, AKA NF-233. This will take us to the Orogrande Summit Campground, where we will veer right onto NF-233I (also NF-205). Wildhorse Campground is at the end of NF-233I. Altogether, Wildhorse Campground is about 9 miles out from Orogrande, and the roads get REALLY rough. We suggest you come ina 4-wheel-drive are all-wheel-drive vehicle. Carpooling may be a good option.

It’s gonna be an early morning for anyone driving in. Let’s meet up at the Lyons Club Park at 7:00 AM, with a goal of making it to the trailhead between 9:00 and 9:30 AM. Those of you camping out Friday night can sleep in!

Our trail will start on the west side of Wildhorse Campground, climb up on the ridge, pass the North Pole peak, and take us down into Crystal Lake just below Gospel Hump. The trail is about 7 miles. We’ll spend the night at Crystal Lake and head back in the morning.

The middle of July should be decently warm, but Crystal Lake sits at 7,500 feet so you may want to bring a pair of wool socks for the night. Weather is always uncertain, so pack a rain layer and warm layer in case it gets cold and wet. And if you feel like it, pack a bathing suit for Crystal Lake, too!

Reach out if you have any questions or ideas. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!

 

Jul
27
Sat
Feather Creek Loop with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Jul 27 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
Feather Creek Loop with the LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

Carol will lead the Feather Creek Loop hike, which is on the National Forest out past Bovill.  It is an easy five-mile shaded loop along a creek for most of the trail.  We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8am, and carpool from there.  There is a limited parking area at the trailhead so carpooling would be appreciated.

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

Aug
10
Sat
The Grandmother/Grandfather hike – LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Aug 10 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Grandmother/Grandfather hike - LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

August 10:  The Grandmother/Grandfather hike, which is out past Clarkia, Idaho. We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 7:00am and carpool from there.   The drive is approximately 90 miles.  Once on the hike, there are some steep summits to some scenic viewpoints, and moderate ridgeline paths, and a very good chance of huckleberries along the way!  So we’re calling this hike moderate to difficult in spots, with a total elevation gain over the 8 miles (round trip) of 1040 feet.

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

CANCELED – Canyon Creek Trail Hike & Swim @ Canyon Creek Campground
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER.

 

Let’s beat the August heat with a short hike and a swim on the Canyon Creek Trail in Orofino, ID! We’ll meet up at the Canyon Creek Campground at 9:00 AM. It’s a 1.25 mile hike along the hillside to the creek. We can head back to the campground for eats and swimming.

This will be a fun, easy hike. A great one to invite a friend on or bring the kids!

Here’s a great description of the trail from Hiking From Here with driving directions included.

http://www.hikingfromhere.com/hikes/06/canyon_creek_along_dworshak.html

And here’s an aerial shot of the trail:

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