TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH TRAILS CONDITION REPORT: For those of you that have been referring to these conditions report daily, expect today to very closely mimic yesterday. A good, hard freeze overnight means that trails will be very firm this morning and suitable for use while frozen. Go out with the expectation that trails may begin to soften up around lunchtime or later as conditions have been over the past couple of days: as the sun has been hitting trails after 10:00 a.m. soils have been thawing and getting soft.
Conditions may be more variable this afternoon as the forecast is for cloudy skies throughout the day and a high in the mid-30's. This means that there is a chance that things stay frozen longer than expected today. However, as mentioned above, go out with the expectation that conditions may get muddy. If you are getting into muddy soils where you are leaving footprints or mud is sticking to your boots or tires it is time to turn around and find a new trail.
You can also stay up to date with all current trail conditions by going to our Ridge to Rivers Facebook Page. Thank you and HAPPY TRAILS!
The Boise Foothills provide a postcard backdrop that inspires and soothes the soul. An interconnected network of roads and trails courses through the hills, linking not only neighborhoods with public lands but also connecting people with the natural environment. With over 190 miles of trails, there is something for everyone. Here we provide ideas and tips about where to go, how to enjoy the foothills without damaging them and information about the area you may find interesting. As you explore, notice the diversity in the land, the plants and the animals, then imagine our community without this unique treasure. You can help protect and care for this special place by learning more about the land and its needs.