Sat 6/16: Boise Mtns Ridge Traverse of 7 Highpoints, Including Cervidae

Sat 6/16: Boise Mtns Ridge Traverse of 7 Highpoints, Including Cervidae

idpeakgirl
idpeakgirl

June 12th, 2012, 12:42 am #1

I posted the following on idahomountainrec's website. Contact me if you would like to go. I hope to meet more of you in this group.

Join me for a day hike of 7 highpoints in 7 miles along the Boise Mountains ridgeline. We will meet up at the parking lot between Discovery Park and Sandy Point Beach at 8:30 am on Sat June 16. Carpool with two or three cars and drop one at base of Cervidae peak on Arrowrock Road. Continue up Hwy 21 to Dunnigan Creek Road, traveling to top of road as far as reasonable; 4WD may be required.

From here, well hike the Boise Mtns ridgeline, proceeding in a southwest direction, and summiting 7 highpoints, including the last one, Cervidae Peak http://www.summitpost.org/cervidae-peak/155243). The total hike is about 7 miles, with elevation gain of 1775 and loss of 3726 (about half of which is the descent of Cervidae to the car). There will be lots of ups and downs of a 100' or more, so this will be a good workout. Scenery abounds, and we may see lots of deer, so you may wish to bring your camera.

To do this strenuous hike, you must be in very good physical condition. Wear good hiking shoes/boots and short gaiters for cheatgrass. Items to have on hand include sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses, lunch, snacks and plenty of water, personal first aid kit, insulating layer, and rain/wind jacket/pants. Deborah will bring maps and GPS with waypoints. Pace will be moderate. Limit 6. Contact Deborah by Thursday at noon if interested at idpeakgirly at hotmail.com.
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Anonymous
Anonymous

June 17th, 2012, 12:00 pm #2

TR?
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idpeakgirl
idpeakgirl

June 18th, 2012, 2:17 am #3

Well, with only one guy I didn't know expressing interest, I cancelled (sorry, Ed, hope to meet you another time!). But then at the last minute a girl friend of mine stepped up to the plate and so we drove to the Spring Shores TH: Made an 8 mile ridgewalk of the day, hitting several other peaklets. Turned around just after 4849. Huge amounts of deer poop, but saw no deer - just one blue racer snake and some butterflies. No other people. Scenic green hillsides and lupine still in bloom, along with perfect weather. Total time 6 hours, moderate pace with a few leisurely stops.

Looking for another training hike for next Saturday! Someone want to post one?
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