Join Broads and the Friends of the Clearwater over a long weekend as we learn about and work for wilderness designation of the 260,000 acre Weitas Creek Roadless Area and other areas in eastern Idaho. The Weitas Creek RA is a low-elevation, broad river valley that provides habitat for species like grey wolves, wolverines, black bear, cougar, elk, deer, and west-slope cutthroat trout along with an abundance of solitude and challenge for humans.
Dates: August 2 – 6, 2012
Location: near Lowell, ID
Cost: members* $125/non-members $150
Includes 4 nights camping, breakfast/dinner each day, hikes, speakers, service project and more! For non-campers lodging is available in Lowell at your own expense.
Our Palouse Broadband in Moscow, ID created this opportunity on the Clearwater National Forest in partnership with the Friends of the Clearwater. The Selway-Bitteroot Wilderness and Wild & Scenic Lochsa and Selway Rivers provide the backdrop for our long weekend where we’ll experience the wild beauty of the landscape and learn about the threats and challenges it faces.
Since one of our Board members informed us that Lowell, ID, does not show up on Google and Mapquest searches, here are a few more details about the location:
Syringa and Kooskia are both near Lowell, which is east of Syringa. Lowell is a “small town” and is located where the Lochsa and Selway rivers merge to create the Middle Fork of the Clearwater River. Lowell has a gas station, a general store, a hotel, and a restaurant.
Lowell is at milepost 99 of Idaho’s Highway 12. It’s 99 miles east of Lewiston, ID and 123 miles west of Missoula, MT. Our campsite is north of Lowell about 25 miles at the Wilderness Gateway Campground, which is a Forest Service campground.
To fly to the area, Missoula, MT, would probably be your best choice. Lewiston, ID, or Spokane, WA, would also be good choices. Lowell is a drive from any of these three airports. One of the things that makes the Clearwater area great, is its distance from anything else!
Register by sending payment to Broads office or visiting our on-line shopping cart.
* Member rate applies to current members of Broads or Friends of the Clearwater.
Don’t know what a Broadwalk is? Go to our Broadwalk page for details.