Troop 212 Calendar

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Palisades Creek Hike

Let's cross our fingers and hope for good weather on the 26th of June.

The Frequently Postponed Hike #1

June 12, Palisades Lakes (~12 miles)

The trail up to the Palisades Lakes is one of the most popular trails in eastern Idaho because the lakes offer excellent fishing, gorgeous mountain scenery, good wildlife viewing possibilities, easy hiking and a Forest Service campground at the entrance of the canyon. Many bridges cross the creek and make the route easier for hikers and horseback riders to traverse the canyon.

Round trip: 12.4 miles to the upper lake
Elevation gain: 1,073 feet
Highest point: 6,633 feet
Time: 8 hours
Difficulty: easy to moderate

(Trails of Eastern Idaho, Margaret Fuller and Jerry Painter)

Weather forecast for Irwin, Idaho

Tuesday, June 23

  • Bring hike plan to Scouts
Saturday, June 26

  • 6:00 AM Meet at church, depart for trailhead
  • 7:30 AM Begin hike
  • 12:00 PM Lunch at Upper Palisades Lake
  • 01:00 PM Begin return hike
  • 05:00 PM Head home
  • 06:30 PM Arrive in Rexburg