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where
Galena Summit, Blaine County, ID
distance
2 miles
difficulty
Easy
Emily Williams
email
208.726.7485
Saturday January 12, 2019
8:30am to 11:00am
Galena Summit, Blaine County, ID

Ketchum — Snowshoe Tour: A Landscape Shaped by Snow and Ice

Winter lovers and nature nerds are encouraged to join ICL staff member Josh Johnson for a beautiful 1.5 hour-long snowshoe hike on Galena Summit. In addition to the fantastic views, participants will learn how many, many individual snowflakes over millions of years have sculpted the beautiful mountains and valleys that we know and love in Central Idaho. Topics covered on this snowshoe hike include glaciers, avalanches and rivers. We will link the discussion to modern climate change and ICL’s climate campaign. Josh has a master’s degree in geology and several years’ experience as a naturalist and interpretive guide.

The snowshoe hike is approximately 2 miles long with minimal elevation gain. The hike will be at high elevation (>8,500 feet) so we ask that participants consider that before registering. Bring snow boots and warm layers for all kinds of weather. You may bring your own snowshoes or rent them beforehand.

Additional logistics will be shared when you register. If you plan to attend this hike, be sure to bring the following:

  • Plenty of water (2 liters recommended)
  • Snacks!
  • Sunscreen
  • Hat, gloves and sunglasses
  • Warm layers (down jacket, fleece, etc.)
  • Rain jacket/outer shell
  • Snow boots
  • Snowshoes (rentals are available at Backwoods Mountain Sports or Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum)

This snowshoe hike is free but limited to 10 participants. Be sure to reserve your spot.