Calendar

The Calendar of Events will be posted for the current month.  Though I try to include events across Idaho, I mostly stick to Southern Idaho.  If you have any events that complement the site’s content that you’d like to submit, please email them to segolily7ATgmailDOTcom.  Thank you!

MAY 2015

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* Sunset Paddle at Centennial Park

“Want to spend the evening watching the sun set over the water? Join us for weekly Sunset Paddle trips!

We’ll meet at Centennial Park in Twin Falls by the main boat dock at 4:30pm.
All gear provided, including PDF, kayak or SUP, paddle and rescue equipment.

Please wear water-appropriate clothing, including swimsuit, shorts, and shoes that can get wet. The water will be cold until mid-June, so wear dry wicking layers (NO COTTON OR JEANS!!), and we’ll have dry tops / spray skirts you can wear as well.

Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, and wear sunscreen / chapstick.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle and snacks to have while on the water.
We will have a short instruction period prior to getting on the water, then begin paddling towards Pillar Falls.

After an hour or two, we will turn around and return to the dock.

There is limited space for each of these trips, so sign up by the Wednesday before the event in the Student Rec Center or via phone at 732-6697 (over the phone registrations will require a credit / debit card).

Sunset paddle trips are open to all CSI students / staff / faculty, and the community.

COST:
$5 for full-time CSI students
$10 for part-time CSI Students / CSI Staff & Faculty
$15 for community members

Must be 16 years or older.

For more information / to register, contact Christa at 732-6697!”

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* Sunset Paddle at Centennial Park

“Want to spend the evening watching the sun set over the water? Join us for weekly Sunset Paddle trips!

We’ll meet at Centennial Park in Twin Falls by the main boat dock at 4:30pm.
All gear provided, including PDF, kayak or SUP, paddle and rescue equipment.

Please wear water-appropriate clothing, including swimsuit, shorts, and shoes that can get wet. The water will be cold until mid-June, so wear dry wicking layers (NO COTTON OR JEANS!!), and we’ll have dry tops / spray skirts you can wear as well.

Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, and wear sunscreen / chapstick.

Participants are strongly encouraged to bring a water bottle and snacks to have while on the water.
We will have a short instruction period prior to getting on the water, then begin paddling towards Pillar Falls.

After an hour or two, we will turn around and return to the dock.

There is limited space for each of these trips, so sign up by the Wednesday before the event in the Student Rec Center or via phone at 732-6697 (over the phone registrations will require a credit / debit card).

Sunset paddle trips are open to all CSI students / staff / faculty, and the community.

COST:
$5 for full-time CSI students
$10 for part-time CSI Students / CSI Staff & Faculty
$15 for community members

Must be 16 years or older.

For more information / to register, contact Christa at 732-6697!”

15-17

* Wild Idaho

Join the Idaho Conservation League for an exciting Wild Idaho! 2015. This year, we’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to Idaho.

In addition, we have presentations about other wildlife—including grizzly bear, coho salmon, lamprey, fisher and more. Isaac Babcock, producer of the River of No Return video about wolves by Nature, will be with us. We’ve invited members from the Nez Perce Tribe. And we’ll hear the latest from Rep. Mike Simpson on his efforts to protect the Boulder-White Clouds.

On Saturday afternoon, you can select from a number of fascinating field trips! As always, Saturday evening will be a time of frivolity and fundraising. Our silent auction begins late in the afternoon, with a banquet, live auction and socializing to follow.

Participants who sign up for lodging generally share cabins, equipped with beds, pillows, bathrooms and showers. You’ll need a sleeping bag and linens. Dogs are not allowed at Redfish Lake Lodge.

Here are also some helpful links:

Whether you come to Wild Idaho! or not, if you’re a member, you can cast your vote for nominees to the ICL board of directors. Take a moment to do that now!

Can’t make it to Wild Idaho but still want to participate? Donate to one of our biggest fundraisers at the conference, Jump in the Lake! You can help kick start this campaign and we will push it into high gear at the Saturday night banquet. We will end it by tossing an ICL staffer into the lake. Brrr! Donate on the registration page below.

There is a late fee for Wild Idaho! registration after May 1 and registration closes on May 10.

More Info

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* Kegs 4 Kause

Hosted by Idaho Trails Association

Where: Payette Brewing Company

When: 3pm – 10pm

Come help support Idaho’s Hiking Trails!
Payette Brewing Co. will donate 50% of the proceeds from their beer sales to ITA, so come drink up! :-)

What is going on?
At 7:00pm local Hiking Idaho guide book author Scott Marchant will be doing an exciting new presentation on “Hikes Off The Beaten Path”!
We will have guidebooks and maps there to look over!
Basically this will be a fun evening of drinking and Trail Talk……….all while giving back to the trails! Now how can you miss out on that?!??!

We will be raffling off some great backpacking items!!!!!!

The yummy food truck Burgerlicious will be there serving up the best locally sourced grass fed beef burgers in town!

Please drink responsibly.

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

20

* Help Intermountain Bird Observatory Cut Net Lanes

Time: 5:40 PM

Help us cut 10 net lanes at our new Boise River research site to help kick off our breeding season studies.

Map of the study site here: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/0/edit?mid=zeeIUX2xfD3Q.kQK_epdoiSdM

We need around 10-20 people to help out with cutting net lanes through currant and willow shrubs. Please bring loppers, trimmers, and/or hand saws, work gloves, and long sleeves/pants (there is poison ivy in some areas).

As a thank you for your efforts, we will come up with a fun/interesting bird-related activity this summer that will be exclusively for volunteers who participate on this net cutting day.

25

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

29

* Friday Neighborhood Stroll Ride (Cycle Therapy)

Time: 5:30PM Meet at Cycle Therapy

A ride/clinic for the beginner rider just starting out, or the rider wanting to ride more effectively. Shorter, slower-paced ride with skills & tips thrown in! About 10 miles.

JUNE 2015

1

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

6

* National Trails Day

This 2015 National Trails Day will be the fifth annual Idaho Trails Association, Boise REI, and Boise BLM work project in the scenic Owyhee Canyonlands.

Work details:  Purjue Canyon Trail is a 6 mile hiking trail along the East Fork of Shoofly Creek (Perjue Canyon) in Little Jacks Creek Wilderness.  We will maintain about a mile of trail which will be about a 3 mile hike each way to access.

Let’s have fun and be safe.  This year’s project is more difficult physically than past years projects due to the length of time we will be working (9am-3pm) and the hiking distance (6 miles) involved.

Volunteers needed: 15 volunteers. If your plans change and you cannot make it. Please notify us & attempt to fill the project with another volunteer.

When/Where:  Volunteers from the Boise area should meet Saturday, June 6th at 7am at the Boise District BLM parking lot (3948 S. Development Ave., Boise, ID 83705) for carpooling (GPS coordinates: 43* 33’57.662”N; 116*12’23.394”W).  The road to work project includes 6 miles of graded gravel road.  Volunteers coming from outside Boise can meet up at the Poison Creek Recreation Site (GPS coordinates: 42*45’27.054”; 116*12’23.394”W), about 15 miles southwest of Grandview along the Owyhee Uplands Backcountry Byway (aka Mud Flat Road), at 8:30am.  We will return to Boise BLM about 5pm.

What to bring: All volunteers should bring their own small pack with snacks, sunscreen, and water.  We will pack a lunch (provided by Boise REI & ITA) at beginning of day to eat along the trail.  Volunteers should have hiking boots, leather work gloves, and eye protection (sunglasses or safety glasses).  Bring trail tools if you have them; otherwise BLM and ITA will supply tools.  The best tools for this trail work are a strong back, folding hand saws, heavy duty pruners, and McCleod’s.

Project leaders: Jeff Halligan with the ITA & Dave Draheim  with the Boise BLM

More Info

* Mountain Bike in Craters of the Moon

Bring a mountain bike and join us for a tour of Goodales Cutoff– where Pioneer Mountains meet the lava. Meet at the Craters of the Moon Visitor Center on Saturday, June 6 at 9:00 AM. This 22-mile ride covers relatively flat terrain along the old pioneer trail with part of the loop circling back to the highway. Call the Pioneers Alliance for reservations and more information at (208) 726-7485. (SG)

* Birding Big Day Blitz at City of Rocks

Birders, assemble and register your team of 2-4 birding buddies by 4:30 p.m., Friday, June 5; then bird your socks off within the City of Rocks bird checklist boundary, between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, June 6. The team documenting the most bird species will win embroidered Pinyon Jay T-shirts and the coveted 2015 Best Birders of the “City” award during the evening campfire program. All participants will receive a certificate of competition, and 50% discount off our wide selection of birding field guides. For a registration packet and rules, contact Wallace Keck at 208-824-5911, or Wallace_Keck@partner.nps.gov.
Non-competing park visitors, join in the fun by attending the noon team check-in and tally at the visitor center, the 8 p.m. awards ceremony and campfire program at Smoky Mountain site #24, as well as receive a 20% discount on all birding guides and T-shirts. Grab a checklist and strike out on your own, then tell us what you see. One lucky checklist will be drawn for a Pinyon Jay T-shirt!

* Bird Banding on the Boise River (Intermountain Bird Observatory)

Time: 7AM – 12PM

Join us as we begin our new breeding season research project at the Boise River site! We expect to catch and band a number of riparian bird species including Yellow-breasted Chats, Black-headed Grosbeaks, Song Sparrows, House Wrens, and Black-capped Chickadees.

Bring your family to observe bird banding, and even get to hold a small songbird as it is released back into the wild!

To reach our site, take the small access road along Highway 21 that is directly across from Warmsprings Ave. Following this map, park in the orange parking area and follow the orange road down to the banding station. Overflow Parking is designated in green. https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/1/edit?hl=en&authuser=1&mid=zeeIUX2xfD3Q.kQK_epdoiSdM

8

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

13

Saturday Morning Shop Ride (Cycle Therapy)

Rock Creek Store to Third Fork

Meet @ 8AM at the Rock Creek Store

Shop Rides: One and a half, or more, hours; different pace groups; intermediate level; suitable for drop-handlebar road bikes; must be in good working condition; flat repair kit required; water and nutrition required.

15

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

22

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

26

Friday Neighborhood Stroll Ride (Cycle Therapy)

Time: 5:30PM Meet at Cycle Therapy

A ride/clinic for the beginner rider just starting out, or the rider wanting to ride more effectively. Shorter, slower-paced ride with skills & tips thrown in! About 10 miles.

29

Mountain Bike Mondays (CSI Outdoor Recreation)

Starts at 7:00 PM

We will meet at the Auger Falls parking lot. We start out on the practice loop and work on skills and then break into two groups – one group will go on easier less technical trails and the second group will hit the more technical trails. That’s the great thing about Auger – it has trails for all ability levels! We provide great quality mountain bikes, helmets, gloves and elbow/knee pads – you bring the motor and the great attitude!

Please email John Twiss at jtwiss@csi.edu if you would like to attend.

CSI Student: FREE

Community: $15 or $5 if you provide your own gear

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