Easy Trails to Mountain Lakes, with Scott Marchant

Event details

  • Wednesday | May 17, 2023
  • 6:30 pm

Wednesday, April 17
5:00 pm: 
Meet and Mingle at the Ram Restaurant
6:30 pm: Meet at Idaho Fish and Game: Announcements, Drawing Prizes, Used Gear Sale
7:00 pm: Presentation by Scott Marchant

Idaho Department of Fish and Game, 600 S Walnut Street, Boise, 83712
No Zoom (yet). Scott’s presentation will be recorded and posted on social media.

Have you wanted to discover and fish alpine lakes, rivers, or creeks but don’t know where to find them? Join local guidebook author Scott Marchant for a presentation and slideshow. Scott will discuss easy trails—those with little elevation gain that are less than 1.5 miles out-and-back. He will introduce you to several easy hikes from each of his guidebooks—Best Easy Hikes Greater Boise, Exploring Greater Boise, McCall & Cascade, Idaho’s Sawtooth Country, and Sun Valley & Ketchum. Discover spectacular alpine lakes and meandering creeks and rivers with good fishing. Scott will be available to answer questions after the presentation.

Born and raised in Orlando, FL, Scott Marchant fell in love with the wilds of nature in one of the flattest states in the United States. It’s hard to believe, but the highest point in Florida is Britton Hill at a whopping 345 feet above sea level. He left for the West to attend college in Nevada where he discovered real mountains—the Sierra Nevada’s.

It is here that he discovered his passion for hiking, getting lost and watching sunsets. He has lived in Boise since 2003, exploring the state on foot with a camera in hand.

Scott hikes, photographs and researches all the information that ends up in the guidebooks, calendars and other Hiking Idaho products. His goal is to provide other hikers and those passionate about the wilderness with compelling, informational, and accurate guidebooks and products.

Visit hikingidaho.com for more information.

Members and nonmembers are invited to our monthly meeting featuring a brief general meeting including information on upcoming activities, a drawing prize giveaway, followed by a presentation and/or activity on a fly fishing topic by a noted speaker. Meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of the month.