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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

 

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.

Jan
9
Sat
Greeting 2021 on the Big Eddy Trail @ Big Eddy Recreation Site and Launch Area
Jan 9 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Greeting 2021 on the Big Eddy Trail @ Big Eddy Recreation Site and Launch Area | Ahsahka | Idaho | United States

The Big Eddy Trail is close to home for The Clearwater Trekkers who had their beginnings in Orofino back in 2014. The reservoir keeps the trail easily accessible, even in the winter, and it’s one of our favorite hikes.

It’ll be best to dress in layers so you can control your heat, and wear sturdy, waterproof shoes or boots. We’ll start out on the Big Eddy Marina end of the trail near Ahsahka. It’s the easiest access that doesn’t require a state park pass for parking. The trail undulates along the hillside high above the water line, offering fantastic views of the lake.

Typically, we’ll hike out about 3 or 4 miles to a designated campsite with a table where we can do lunch. There will be young kids and dogs on the trail for those first few miles, so the going will be fairly easy. After lunch, anyone who wants to explore further is encouraged to continue on towards the Freeman Creek end of the trail. The whole trail is about 10 miles long one-way, and the Freeman Creek side is arguably the more impressive.

To get to the Big Eddy trailhead and boat launch, cross the bridge from Highway 12 into Orofino, then take your first left onto Riverside Ave (AKA Ahsahka Rd). Follow Riverside Ave past the Fish Hatchery and across another bridge into Ahsahka. In a short distance, you’ll take a sharp right turn onto Viewpoint Rd, which will end at the Big Eddy boat launch parking lot. The trailhead is on the left side of the welcome center.

Click here for a Google Map.

If you can’t make this hike, but you’re planning another outing this month and would enjoy some company, please share it with us. I’d love to add your trip to our calendar so The Trekkers have more options for meeting up and getting on the trail. Here’s to more days on the trail in 2021!

Jan
23
Sat
Kamiak Butte with the Palouse Hiking and Sauntering Adventurers @ Kamiak Butte County Park
Jan 23 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Kamiak Butte with the Palouse Hiking and Sauntering Adventurers @ Kamiak Butte County Park | Palouse | Washington | United States

The Palouse Hiking and Sauntering Adventurers are going be hiking Kamiak Butte at 10:00 a.m. Saturday January 23rd. Any and all are welcome!

Kamiak Butte is 8 miles SW of Palouse, WA off Highway 27. It offers about 5 miles of hiking along multiple trails. Dogs are welcome on leashes (Sorry, Sassy!), except for the 2-mile West End Primitive Trail.

There is also a playground and small campground available. Meet up is in the parking lot at the Pine Ridge Trailhead.

Remember to pack a lunch and plenty of water. Dress in layers, and anticipate snow or mud on the trail.

Mar
20
Sat
Snowshoe Hike at Fish Creek @ Fish Creek Meadows
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Snowshoe Hike at Fish Creek @ Fish Creek Meadows | Grangeville | Idaho | United States
The Clearwater Trekkers are headed to Fish Creek Meadows for some snowshoeing in Saturday, March 20th.
The plan will be to meet up at the Lyons Park across from The Gym in Grangeville and carpool up the hill to the Fish Creek Trailhead. Parking does cost $7.50/vehicle to pay for the snowplows and groomers, so this can help consolidate costs.
Please note, a State Park vehicle pass purchased with your vehicle registration does not cover the cost of a Park ‘N Ski pass. Click here to purchase a Park N’ Ski Pass.
Fish Creek Meadows offers several loop options and a warming hut. On a clear day, there are excellent views of the surrounding mountains!
Apr
11
Sun
Redbird Creek Trail & messy, zesty Waha Burger! @ Redbird Canyon Trail
Apr 11 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Redbird Creek Trail & messy, zesty Waha Burger! @ Redbird Canyon Trail | Idaho | United States

(Event photo credit: Katy Riendeau, AllTrails Pro User)

The Redbird Creek Trail is a central feature to the Redbird Canyon Wildlife Management Area in Waha, Idaho. It’s an 11-mile, out-and-back hike with nearly 2,200 feet elevation gain…on the way back. That’s right. This trail drops 2,200 feet down to a beach on the edge of the Snake River, and then we have to climb back out.

As a reward, we’ll treat ourselves to a messy, zesty Waha Burger after the hike!

This is a long hike that would easily be rated as moderate to difficult, perhaps even very difficult depending on your hiking experience. The weather is looking to be about 60 degrees and mostly cloudy, but this is Idaho so keep an eye on the weather for changes.

Let’s meet at the trailhead at 8:00 AM to get an early start. Bring plenty of water, a lunch, and sturdy shoes. I also recommend hiking poles.

Google Maps Route

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