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CANCELLED – Hike the Sawtooth National Forest in Idaho

August 15 @ 8:00 am - August 22 @ 10:00 am

PLEASE NOTE: The Ketchum, ID condo sleeping quarters dictate that only women may attend this hiking trip.
DESCRIPTION: We are spending seven days in the beautiful Sawtooth National Forest area in south central Idaho. This remote forest is a land of rugged mountains split by untamed rivers and high elevation alpine lakes. Chances are you may spot lots of wildlife including elk, bear, sheep, goats, moose, deer, antelope, or even a wolf. Here are links to the recreational area.


MEALS: Tasty, nutritious, vegetarian friendly breakfast and lunches are provided daily once we arrive at our destination. Hikers prepare their own lunches and trail snacks from available options. Participants will be assigned food preparation chores. Three dinner meals will be prepared at the condo, all other dinners will be in local restaurants at participants expense. You may purchase and prepare your own dinners if you do not wish to eat at restaurants. If you are on a restricted diet or just want to have your favorite foods/snacks, plan to purchase your own food in Bosie, where we will stop to buy food for the week.

TRANSPORTATION: We are flying into Boise, Idaho then renting a mini-van for the 3 hour drive to Ketchum. Since you will not need camping equipment, please restrict your luggage to one suitcase or duffel bag. If motion sickness is a problem, please bring the necessary medications as the roads will be bumpy and twisty.
The leader is flying American airlines, Flight # 455 departing Austin at 8:45am and arriving in Phoenix at 9:06am. The flight departs Phoenix at 9:44am and arrives in Boise at 12:50pm. If you are flying another airline, plan to arrive at the Boise Airport before 12:50pm.
The return flight is American Airlines #1103 on 8/22 departing at 3:35 pm. It arrives in Dallas at 7:43 pm. AA flight #2702 departs Dallas at 8:55 pm arriving in Austin at 9:54 pm. If you are departing on another flight, choose a departure time after 3:35 pm on 8/22.
American Airlines flights were $291 in mid February.

HIKES: Our hikes will range from 5-11 miles in length, at altitudes between 6000 and 9000 feet, with up to 1,700 feet of elevation gain, in rugged terrain. We will hike from 6 to 8 hours a day. Wednesday is a non-hiking day, a half day rafting trip on the Salmon River may be an option (not included in trip price). We plan to visit Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve located 2 hours southeast of Ketchum.

TRIP COST: $500.00 . Members Price – includes ground transportation, breakfast, lunch, snacks and three dinners, condo fees and park entrance fees. Non-Members price is $525.

First choice for payment – write a check payable to Austin Sierra Club and mail to Stephanie. Contact Stephanie to obtain the address… Alternatively payment can be made via Paypal at https://www.sierraclub.org/texas/austin/donate . Email a copy of your receipt to Stephanie at [email protected].

Full trip payment is due by April 1. If payment is not received by 4/1, you will be removed from the trip.

RSVP ON MEETUP DOES NOT RESERVE YOUR SPOT. Send the leader your full name, e-mail address and phone number when you sign up for the trip. You will not be registered until you receive leader approval and your payment, participation form and medical information has been received and trip application is approved. Here are the links to the forms needed.

1. Participation Agreement: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1p8enBBvX9IhDBQz3RkOPjp5l2EMamivw/view?usp=sharing

2. Medical Form: https://files.meetup.com/1589422/Sierra%20Club%20medical%20form%202013.pdf

CANCELLATION POLICY: $400 refund will be made if cancelled by June 1. There are no refunds for cancellations made after June 1.

For Questions or further info, contact Stephanie Schindler at [email protected]


August 15 @ 8:00 am
August 22 @ 10:00 am
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Sawtooth National Forest
Idaho 75
Stanley, ID 83278 us
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