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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

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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

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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:

Aug
24
Sat
Diamond Peak Trail – LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center
Aug 24 @ 7:00 am – 2:00 pm
Diamond Peak Trail - LCV Hikers @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

August 24:  Diamond Peak Trail, which is in the Wenaha Wilderness on the Pomeroy Ranger District of the Umatilla Forest, about an hour south of Pomeroy, Washington.  We’ll meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 7:00am, and carpool from there.   As this is in the wilderness area no Discovery Pass or permit is needed.  It is an in-and-back-out trail, approximately 10 miles total.  Again there are some steep summits, so we’re calling this hike moderate to difficult in spots.

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

Sep
7
Sat
LCV Hikers Moscow Mountain hike @ Lewiston Community Center
Sep 7 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
LCV Hikers Moscow Mountain hike @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

September 7:  Moscow Mountain hike

            Kay will lead an approximate 6-7 mile hike on Moscow mountain.  We will meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 8 am, and carpool to another meeting area at the baseball park in Troy, Idaho, where Kay will meet us at 9 am.  This hike is a new one which she has explored and is willing to share with us, so length and difficulty is up to the leader the day of the 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.

 

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

Sep
13
Fri
HCRC Pittsburg Landing Volunteer Work Parties @ Pittsburg Landing, Idaho
Sep 13 @ 9:00 am – Sep 23 @ 2:00 pm
HCRC Pittsburg Landing Volunteer Work Parties @ Pittsburg Landing, Idaho | Idaho | United States

Bathroom renovation construction support teams needed! Roofing, siding, painting, general construction, cleanup, runners, and more. If you have a desire to help in the Canyon, now is the time to support the efforts to improve our recreation site! No effort is to little, if you want to volunteer, we have projects that need your help.

These 10 days are crucial to the completion of the restrooms at Pittsburg. Those of you who have used the bathroom at the launch ramp have seen improvements in progress and we are aiming to finish all three bathrooms this summer.

Make an immediate impact – click on Going!! Support our efforts by Liking and Sharing our post to help get the word out – this is the fastest way to volunteer! Every little bit helps.

Talk to any one of our members on this forum to get involved!

 

Links:

HCRC Facebook Page

HCRC Pittsburg Landing Volunteer Work Parties Event Page

Sep
14
Sat
Kelly Creek Overnight Hike @ Orofino City Park
Sep 14 @ 7:00 am – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
Kelly Creek Overnight Hike @ Orofino City Park | Orofino | Idaho | United States
The Clearwater Trekkers are going deep into the back country for this one! The Kelly Creek Trailhead is a 3-hour drive from Orofino. We’ll meet up at the Orofino City Park at 7:00 AM on Saturday, September 14th and carpool to the trailhead. Feel free to camp at the trailhead the night before, or meet us there is Orofino is not on your way.
 
Kelly Creek Trail #567 is an easy hike with only 400 feet of elevation gain over the first 6 miles. That being said, Mary Aegerter mentions an “intial uphill approach” in her post about this trail. Griffin Trotter, on AllTrails, describes this trail as a pleasant hike along or above the river with little tree cover. So think of this trail as something along the lines of the Rapid River Trail, the Selway River Trail, or the Lochsa Downriver Trail.
 
We are planning an easy-going 3 mile hike and an overnight camp. We’ll have kids from 3 years old to 15 years old and 2 friendly dogs with us. Feel free to join us at our pave or to crush miles at your own pace. We’d love to meet you at the trailhead and see you off. We can all hike our own hikes and share pictures afterwards, right?
 
If you have any questions about gear, directions, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out. See you on the trail!
 
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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.

 

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

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