Would you like a "Go back in time adventure"? Where you would be like the first mountain man, just you and the vast wilderness! Then experience our unique horseback trip to the turn of the previous century at the "Historic Gilmore Ranch." This is a one of a kind trip by horse back into this road less area, where we live as they did a hundred year ago. We overnight in the original 1930's Barton Cabin and by day ride into the vast endless forest, hike or fish a virgin mountain stream. In the evening we site around a camp fire and reminisce after viewing deer, elk or moose grazing in the meadow before the sun sets. The Gilmore Brothers (Elmer, Fred and Sam) home steaded the area in the late 1800's and had a Bed and Breakfast lodging riders passing through during the Gold rush days. They raised cattle and farmed the land with the farm equipment still standing still in the meadows.
LocKey U Outfitters offers fully guided hunting camps and drop camps for all the wests premier species. We have traditional tent camps in remote area's and hunting from the Historic Gilmore Ranch cabin Our hunts are by horseback in the back country. Hunting for elk, moose, bear, lion, whitetail deer. Trail rides out of the lodge overlooking the Camas Prairie, the Gospel Hump Wilderness area and the Salmon River Valley. Ride through historic grounds and listen to Frank tell the story of the Nez Perce Indian war from 1877. Trace the steps of Chief White Bird and Chief Joseph. On the full day rides enjoy a BBQ or a picnic lunch with breathtaking views of the canyon below us.
We are monastic women who follow the ancient Rule of Benedict.
Using early Christian communities as our model, we live out the values of praying together, living together, sharing all things in common, and serving the wider community and one another. We are a Roman Catholic religious community of 50 Professed Sisters (13 Sisters are serving away from the Monastery) that intentionally manifest Benedictine spirituality in the world.
Greens, Carts and other fees: Handicap $28.00; Locker $10.00;
Driving Range: $2.50 per small bucket, $4.00 for large
2012 Green Fees:
9 holes $14.00
18 holes $22.00
*Juniors 17 & under $8.00 (All day)
9 holes $10.00
18 holes $18.00
UNLIMITED RANGE BALLS
$75 PER INDIVIDUAL
$125 FOR A COUPLE
This was truly a mammoth discovery. A few years ago, a group of local volunteers dug up a strange object while working in a dry lake bed near the outskirts of Grangeville. Fortunately for science, they had the foresight to contact archaeologists for the Nez Perce National Forest who recognized it as the leg bone of a mammoth. That 1994 discovery at Tolo Lake led to others and soon the Idaho State Historical Society, the University of Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History were involved. A cooperative excavation project was quickly organized and the dig soon revealed a mammoth graveyard of hundreds of skeletons. Since that time, organizers raised funds to purchase a resin mammoth skeleton replica and build an enclosed interpretive structure to house this bony beast. Located on U.S. 95, adjacent to the Grangeville Area Chamber of Commerce, this exhibition provides a vivid display of these once immense animals and what this region may have looked like thousands of years ago.
The Wallowa-Whitman National Forest, 2.3 million acres of varied landscape, extends from the Blue Mountains and rugged Wallowa Mountains down to the spectacular canyon country of the Snake River on the Idaho border.
This was truly a mammoth discovery. A few years ago, a group of local volunteers dug up a strange object while working in a dry lake bed near the outskirts of Grangeville. Fortunately for science, they had the foresight to contact archaeologists for the Nez Perce National Forest who recognized it as the leg bone of a mammoth. That 1994 discovery at Tolo Lake led to others and soon the Idaho State Historical Society, the University of Idaho and the Idaho Museum of Natural History were involved. A cooperative excavation project was quickly organized and the dig soon revealed a mammoth graveyard of hundreds of skeletons. Since that time, organizers raised funds to purchase a resin mammoth skeleton replica and build an enclosed interpretive structure to house this bony beast. Located on U.S. 95, adjacent to the Grangeville Area Chamber of Commerce, this exhibition provides a vivid display of these once immense animals and what this region may have looked like thousands of years ago. The excavation of Tolo Lake was initially begun as a volunteer project organized by the Idaho Departement of Fish and Game to improve fishing at Tolo Lake. The lake has now been refilled to protect bones still unearthed and provide enhanced fishing opportunities as originally intended.
Zims Hot Springs features outdoor pools fed by natural mineral water from an artesian well that is cooled by the waters of the Little Salmon River and treated with chlorine. The outdoor soaking pool maintains a temperature range of 103-106, while the outdoor swimming pool ranges between 90 and 100.
Jerry Johnson is one of Idaho's most popular natural hot springs, and consists of three hot springs sources, each with their own soaking opportunities. Featuring pools with rock walls, some with sandy clear bottoms and some with silt. The 1st of 3 sources, known as the waterfall pools, are submerged until late summer (end of August), while the other 2 sources have pools that are available for soaking year-round.
White water rafting trips on the Escape... into the Idaho Wilderness on a premier rafting vacation with Mountain River Outfitters. Choose a river trip that is right for you and your family. Completely free of life's distractions, a river trip with MRO is the best escape from the everyday grind and the hectic world we live in. Join us and discover for yourself the serenity of nature, the exhilaration of rafting Idaho's legendary whitewater and astonishing natural wonders. Offering half day, full day and multi day trips on the Salmon River, snake River and the MainSalmon River.
Pittsburg Landing near White Bird provides a boat launch ramp into Hells Canyon, the deepest river gorge in North America and access to the 652,488 acres of Hells Canyon National Recreation Area. A campground, restrooms and trail head complete the site.
Upper Pittsburg Landing Picnic Area is located on the shores of the Wild and Scenic Snake River in Hells Canyon. From the site you can enjoy watching jet boats and rafts go along the river and look at the canyon walls.
During the Summer months the temperatures can be very hot. There is poision ivy in and around the picnic sites and an occassional visit by a rattlesnake.
The rocky alpine peaks of the Seven Devils climb skyward from the Snake River to over 9,400 feet and are often snow-capped in July. They provide excellent habitat for mountain goats, best viewed from July to September. Heavens Gate lookout offers an incredible view of portions of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana. Several hiking trails lead to over 90 alpine lakes. The open subalpine forests and high elevation grasslands offer spectacular wildflower blooms in July with lupine, phlox, penstemon, buckwheat, stonecrop, Indian paintbrush and phacelia to name a few. On the drive up, watch for elk, white-tailed deer, and ruffed and blue grouse. Also, watch for golden eagle, yellow-bellied marmot, Columbian ground squirrel, pika, and the tracks of black bear and coyote. From Riggins, Idaho, head south on US 95 for 0.75 miles. Turn right onto Forest Road 517 and go 17 miles to the Seven Devils Campground (just west of Windy Saddle Campground). From the parking lot, scan the cliffs for mountain goats. Heaven’s Gate Lookout is 1.25 miles further down road 517. The open slopes in the vicinity of Windy Saddle to Heaven’s Gate as well as the trail to the lookout support the best wildflower viewing. Maps of the area are available at the USFS office, which is well signed from the highway to the south of Riggins.
Skooumchuck is a great place to pull off the road on a hot day and have a picnic by the Lower Salmon River. The beach is large and picnic tables are in a grassy area above the river. This BLM Recreation Site is along Hwy. 95 between Riggins and White Bird. There are restrooms and drinking water. Pets are allowed at this day-use area.