Outdoors expert Steve Stuebner has put together suggestions for close-to-home outdoor adventures for the holiday weekend.
Here are a few of them. The rest can be found here.
- Camping in the Owyhees should be excellent. Watch your step … rattlesnakes may be emerging. Places like Leslie Gulch, Succor Creek State Park or the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area would all be good bets. Be sure to take my Owyhee Canyonlands guide with you for tips on hiking and biking near your camping destinations.
- Morel mushrooms are popping in the Boise and Payette national forests. Morels are delicious and easy to identify. Look for them in the 4,500-foot to 5,000-foot elevation zone. See a recent blog post on morel-picking in burn zones.
|Steve rowing the Bruneau with Ellie in the bow|
- Go fishing! Memorial Day is often the annual kickoff to the summer fishing season. Many reservoirs, ponds and river sections have been freshly stocked. See IDFG Memorial Day fishing report.
- The Bruneau River is running at a perfect level right now for whitewater boating. Expert kayakers have been running the Jarbidge-Bruneau as well. I’ve heard it’s been busy down there. But if you’re going to organize a trip, now is the time.
- Go car-camping on the North Fork or Middle Fork of the Boise River. Check on road conditions with the Idaho City Ranger District. I’m not sure if you’ll run into snow. The Middle Fork of the Boise River would work just fine, driving up along Lucky Peak and Arrowrock and continuing upstream.