Once again we start a new season with lots of snow in the mountains. So it is into the desert first while we wait for the snow to melt.
May 12, 2018: Echo Crater at Craters of the Moon Nat. Monument. This is an old stand-by this time of year and makes for a great day hike into the back country of Craters of the Moon National Monument. Bring snacks/lunch which we will have on top of Echo Crater. Also bring water and a light cover for changing weather. From the top there is a great 360 degree view of the Monument. The hike is level except for the short climb to the top of the crater. Round-trip is approximately 7 miles. Please contact Sam Pole at 208-520-3630 prior to the trip. Otherwise meet at 8am in front of the west Walmart garden Center.
NOTE! NOTE! The CATERS OF THE MOON HIKE WAS RAINED OUT. RESCHEDULE THESE HIKES TO DO CRATERS ON MAY 26 AND BIG SOUTHERN JUNE 9, 2018.
JUNE 9, 2018: Big Southern Butte. This hike follows an access road to the summit with round-trip being about 7 miles. The road has several steeper sections but should not present a problem to anyone comfortable hiking. Again bring snacks/lunch to have at the summit with a
magnificent 360 view of the Snake River Plain. There is no water so bring some and a light cover for changing weather. Please contact Sam Pole at 208-520-3630 prior to the trip. Otherwise meet at 8am in front of the west Walmart garden center.
Submitted by: Sam Pole
5/12/118 8:32 am