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May
22
Sat
Canyon Creek Day Hike @ Canyon Creek Boat Launch, Orofino
May 22 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Canyon Creek Day Hike @ Canyon Creek Boat Launch, Orofino | Orofino | Idaho | United States

The Clearwater Trekkers have been on various trails around the Dworshak Reservoir, but this will be our first time out on Canyon Creek. Word is, they’ve extended the trail, so we’re eager to go see it.

Lakeside trails around Dworshak Reservoir usually provide nice views of the lake, wooden bridges over runoff streams, and ferns and mosses growing in the shady areas. Over all, these are fun, local hikes where The Clearwater Trekkers got their start.

Our guess, from looking at Google Maps, is that the beginning of this trail will be in the trees on a north-facing slope and the second portion will be exposed on a south-facing slope. So dress in those layers and plan on carrying some of them later in the day. Also, carry a good amount of water, as the reservoir may not be easily accessible for filtering water.

Bring a sack lunch. We’ll meet up at the Canyon Creek Boat Launch area, hike out for a 2 to 4 miles, do lunch, and then head back to the cars. Orofino City Park is a great place to meet up and carpool to the trailhead if anyone wants to. Just fill up the Discussion with your plans! See you on the trail!

Jun
9
Wed
Selway River Day Hike @ Selway River Trail
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 3:30 pm
Selway River Day Hike @ Selway River Trail | Kooskia | Idaho | United States

The Selway River Trail is an absolute favorite. The terrain is welcoming without being aggressive, and the scenery is simply stunning. The Selway is one of the bigger rivers that you can hike along, providing nice open views of mountains.

We’ll meet up at 8:30 AM PST at the Kooskia Weigh Station where highways 12 and 13 meet just outside Kooskia, ID. We can carpool and caravan from there to the trailhead at Race Creek Campground on the Selway Road. Our goal will be to get on trail at about 10:00 AM. Feel free to meet us at either location.

Early June, the waters will probably be cold and high, but it will still feel good to wade out into them. We also have one good creek crossing about 2 miles in, so maybe bring water shoes or sandals.

The plan will be to hike in 4 or 5 miles, have lunch on a beach, then hike back out. This mid-week hike is for all you Trekkers who fill up your weekends with work and other activities!

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
17
Sat
Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead
Jul 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Isabella Landing Day Hike @ Isabella Landing Trailhead | Orofino | Idaho | United States

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 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.

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.

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