Idaho Outdoor  Association


    • Wednesday, June 07, 2017 14:16 | Shay Marcotte (Administrator)

      Idaho Outdoor Association (IOA)

      Meeting Minutes


      Ray Madril, Frank Burke, Nick Ray, Vicky JewellGuerra, and Shay Marcotte

      Next meeting:

      June 27, 2017, at 7:00 PM in IOA Hall


      Nick announced Alex will no longer mow IOA property.  Alex moved and no longer wanted to do it.


      Ray called meeting to order at 7:28 PM.  Ayes have it.  The Vicky presented the Treasurer’s Report on income vs. expenses.  Outstanding expenses were for Shell Oil, Idaho Pizza, and Boise at its Best Flowers.  Ray motioned for financial report to be accepted.  Ayes have it. 

      Ray called for Grounds Report at 7:36 PM.  Nick reported it takes 40 minutes for a weed eater versus ½ an hour for a brush hog.  With a landscaping company a person will have to visit a minimum of 3-4 times, which adds up to $100/visit per tool.  At 7:43 PM, ray proposed for the report to be accepted.  The Ayes have it.  The Building Maintenance Report is to be discussed next meeting when Kathy can make it.  We discussed a weekly rotation with a sign-up sheet to volunteer and help out being on call for the Hall.  At 8:51 PM, Ray called for Events Report.  We reviewed sponsors at 7:54 PM.  Ray motioned for meeting to close at 8:28 PM, the ayes have it.


      Nick will present a layout of sand/road mix report on the design plan, equipment, materials and logistics by next meeting.

      Board Members – wrap up sponsors by June at the latest.

      Shay will have bylaws available by the next meeting.

    • Friday, June 02, 2017 16:02 | Shay Marcotte (Administrator)

      Crater Crawl- September 16, 2017 @ 10 AM

      10K Hike or Run-Around the Rings

      2.9 Mile Out-and-Back Hike or Run to the East Crater Viewpoint


      Participants will run or hike a challenging 10K (6.2miles) course that takes them around The Crater Rings, a unique site featuring one of the very few examples of volcanic pit craters in the continental United States, and thus recognized as a National Natural Landmark.

          The Crater Rings are adjacent, symmetrical volcanic pit craters, about 8 miles northwest of Mountain Home, Idaho. Situated at the top of a broad shield volcano, the twin craters are thought to have once housed lakes of molten lava that belched violent fire fountain eruptions much like Halemaumau Crater of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii. The eastern of the two craters is about 3000 ft across and 350 ft deep; the western crater is 2500 ft across and 300 ft deep. The volcano is estimated to be less than 2 million years old, making it the youngest shield volcano in the area. Click here to visit a very informative website about a similar volcano, the Erta Ale volcano, which is still active.

          The race course will follow a jeep road to the top of the shield volcano, then around the Crater Rings (see the course map below). Be prepared for some strenuous ups and downs (see the elevation profile below.) Adding to the challenge will be the desert heat, which is certain to conjure up images of the craters' ancient lakes of molten lava. Relief will come in the way of 3 hydration stations located along the course, the first at 2.1 miles, 2nd at 3.4 miles, and 3rd at 5.1 miles. Despite the challenges, this event is meant for anyone who might enjoy a supported outing in a very unique volcanic setting, whether they are a competitive trail runner, casual hiker, or anything in between.


          The goals of the Crater Crawl are to encourage the values of low-impact non-motorized outdoor recreation and raise funds for Idaho Outdoor Association projects, activities, and educational programs.

    • Monday, April 03, 2017 20:51 | Shay Marcotte (Administrator)

      Great news!  The Idaho Outdoor Association (IOA) is updating their software. 

    3401 S. Brazil St. , P.O. Box 15943, Boise, ID 83715

    The Idaho Outdoor Association, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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