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Jun
19
Sat
Selway River Day Hike 1 @ Selway River Trail
Jun 19 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Selway River Day Hike 1 @ Selway River Trail | Kooskia | Idaho | United States

Elizabeth Webster will be taking point on this day hike on Saturday, June 19th at 10:00 AM.

This is an easy hike on a beautiful trail. The plan is to hike in about 4.5 miles to a gorgeous beach at Renshaw Creek where you’ll do lunch, then head on back. There is a creek crossing about 2 miles in at Packer Creek that you may want to bring sandals for, or just do it barefoot! Bring a sack lunch and some water. You’ll be hiking near the river, so you can bring a water filter rather than carry all your water for the day.

A good carpool meetup option is the weigh station outside Kooskia at 8:15 AM. You’ll want to leave the weigh station by 8:30 to get to the trailhead at Race Creek Campground by 10:00 AM.

Jun
26
Sat
Selway River Day Hike 2 @ Selway River Trail
Jun 26 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Selway River Day Hike 2 @ Selway River Trail | Kooskia | Idaho | United States

Shelli Clement will be taking point on this day hike on Saturday, June 26th at 10:00 AM.

This is an easy hike on a beautiful trail. The plan is to hike in about 4.5 miles to a gorgeous beach at Renshaw Creek where you’ll do lunch, then head on back. There is a creek crossing about 2 miles in at Packer Creek that you may want to bring sandals for, or just do it barefoot! Bring a sack lunch and some water. You’ll be hiking near the river, so you can bring a water filter rather than carry all your water for the day.

A good carpool meetup option is the weigh station outside Kooskia at 8:15 AM. You’ll want to leave the weigh station by 8:30 to get to the trailhead at Race Creek Campground by 10:00 AM.

Jul
10
Sat
LCV Hikers – FeatherCreek hike @ Lewiston Community Center
Jul 10 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
LCV Hikers - FeatherCreek hike @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

July 10, Saturday:  FeatherCreek hike.

Meet at the Lewiston Community center at 8:00 am to carpool up past Bovill for a hike along FeatherCreek.  The hike is just over 4 miles long and is an easy, well maintained trail along a creek.  Bring a lunch to eat after the hike at the Bovill City Park.

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.

The next Hiking Club meeting will be August 4 at 7 pm at the Lewiston Community Center.  It will be great to have more people attending, and look forward to more volunteers willing to lead hikes and suggesting new hiking adventures.

 

Jul
17
Sat
CANCELED – Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead
Jul 17 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
CANCELED - Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead | Orofino | Idaho | United States

THIS HIKE HAS BEEN CANCELED DUE TO THE COUGAR ROCK FIRE COMPLEX.

Isabella Landing Trail #297 traces the shoreline of the North Fork Clearwater River as it pours into Dworshak Reservoir. This may be the ideal time to go hiking with our swimsuits on!

We’ll meet up at the Orofino City Park at 6:15 AM. From there, we can caravan or carpool up to Isabella Landing and aim to hit the trail by 8:00 AM. Feel free to meet up with us at either location.

Hopefully, we’ll get some good weather for this weekend and we can really enjoy the river. But then again, this is Idaho, so come prepared! Sturdy shoes, hiking poles if you like them, a lunch, and plenty of water are all recommended.

Jul
24
Sat
LCV Hikers – Fish Creek Trail @ Lewiston Community Center
Jul 24 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
LCV Hikers - Fish Creek Trail @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

July 24, Saturday: Fish Creek Trail.

Meet at the Lewiston Community Center at 7:30 am (Note the earlier meeting time!!!) to carpool to this Forest system of trails that is less than 10 miles past Grangeville.  Bring a lunch to eat after the hike at the Pavilion at the Fish Creek parking lot.

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.

The next Hiking Club meeting will be August 4 at 7 pm at the Lewiston Community Center.  It will be great to have more people attending, and look forward to more volunteers willing to lead hikes and suggesting new hiking adventures.

 

Aug
6
Fri
Mallard Larkins Weekend Hike @ Smith Ridge Trailhead
Aug 6 @ 9:30 am – Aug 8 @ 4:30 pm
Mallard Larkins Weekend Hike @ Smith Ridge Trailhead | Idaho | United States

This will be the crowing event for The Clearwater Trekkers’ 2021 summer season! The last time we made it out to Heart Lake along the Smith Ridge Trail was in 2016. It was one of our best outings, and we all agreed that one night was simply not enough.

So this time, our plan is to hike 7.25 miles out to Heart Lake in the Mallard Larkins Pioneer Area on Friday, spend Saturday day hiking to Mallard Peak (3.25 miles from Heart Lake), and then returning to the Smith Ridge Saddle on Sunday. Of course, you could also just spend Saturday fishing in Heart Lake if you have a fishing license!

While this hike is definitely doable, it is NOT an easy hike. We will meet up at the Orofino City Park at 7:00 AM and carpool/caravan to the Smith Ridge Saddle up above Isabella Landing. Our goal is to be at the trailhead by 9:30 AM.

Day hikers are welcome to join us on Friday! Hike out, do lunch with us on the trail, and then head back.

Sep
11
Sat
LCV Hikers – Giant White Pine @ Lewiston Community Center
Sep 11 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
LCV Hikers - Giant White Pine @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

Sept 11 – Giant White Pine

Giant White Pine trails out of Harvard, ID. Trails there are rated moderate with several elevation changes. Pit toilet and water available.

Hike will be about 4-5 miles. There are different loops we can take. Bring water and lunch, we’ll be eating back at the campground when the hike’s over.

Limited parking available at the campground trail head, so we will be car pooling from Lewiston. Meet at 8:00 a.m. at Lewiston Community Center.

Sep
18
Sat
A Farewell to Summer at Stanley Hot Springs @ Wilderness Gateway Trailhead
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm
A Farewell to Summer at Stanley Hot Springs @ Wilderness Gateway Trailhead | Kooskia | Idaho | United States

Who’s up for a soak in Stanley Hot Springs?

I know I’m ready to get back out on the trail, and I can’t think of a better way to enjoy the cooler weather than while soaking in a natural hot spring. Who’s with me?

Stanley Hot Springs is about 6 miles out from the Wilderness Gateway Campground on Highway 12. We’ll start off at the Wilderness Gateway Trailhead, or Boulder Creek Trail #211. The beginning of the trail is a short, but somewhat steep climb before the trail levels out a bit and the going gets easier. Last time we were out this way was in October of 2018 and the fall colors and misty clouds created quite the atmosphere.

About the time you’re ready to sit down for a bite to eat, trail #211 meets up with trail #222, which leads down to Stanley Hot Springs. There is a river crossing we’ll have to navigate, but the waters will be low this time of year.

Check out our blog post from 2018, Warming Up at Stanley Hot Springs, to see pictures of the trail, river crossing, and springs. Take note, it was cold when last we went. It is advisable to bring gloves and a warm hat and extra layers. Be prepared for rain, too, just in case.

We’ll meet up at the Kooskia weigh station at 8:45 AM for anyone who wants to carpool/caravan to the trailhead. Our goal will be to meet up at the trailhead by 10:00 AM. If you have the time, you might enjoy camping at the Wilderness Gateway Campground the night before.

The pups and I will be staying the night at the hot springs, but day hiking is also an option if you’re comfortable with 12 miles in one day. The soak will probably help!

Sep
25
Sat
LCV Hikers – Joseph, Oregon – West Fork Wallowa River @ Lewiston Community Center
Sep 25 @ 7:00 am – 5:00 pm
LCV Hikers - Joseph, Oregon - West Fork Wallowa River @ Lewiston Community Center | Lewiston | Idaho | United States

Sept 25 – Joseph, Oregon

West Fork Wallowa River – Ice Lake trail

 

Rating – Moderate to Difficult

Distance 8-9 miles round trip.

Recommend good well worn boots, and hiking poles. Rocky trail. This is not a U.S. Ked trail.

Trailhead begins at the end of the road uphill from Wallowa Lake Resort community, past the trail ride stables.

We’ll meet at the parking lot in Asotin, by the tennis courts/riverside. We’re leaving PROMPTLY at 7:00 a.m.  This is a 2 hour drive over. We want to congregate with other hikers should they decide to avail themselves of a nice weekend in the Wallowas, at 9:00 a.m.

Please let us know if you plan on meeting us at Wallowa trailhead. Bring sufficient water and lunch. We’ll eat in view meadows mid day.

If you plan to car pool bring your proof of vaccination.

Oct
23
Sat
Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead
Oct 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead

Isabella Landing Trail #297 traces the shoreline of the North Fork Clearwater River as it pours into Dworshak Reservoir.

We were going to hit this trail in July but got smoked out by all the fires. So, who’s up for a retake before we get blocked out by all the snow?

We’ll meet up at the Orofino City Park at 8:00 AM. From there, we can caravan or carpool up to Isabella Landing and aim to hit the trail by 10:00 AM. Feel free to meet up with us at either location.

A quick glance at a weather report suggested low 50’s and cloudy for Saturday, the 23rd, so come prepared! Sturdy shoes, a rain coat, hiking poles if you like them, a lunch, and plenty of water are all recommended.

Can’t wait to see you there!

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