Wild Idaho Endurance Challenge events are self/unsupported wilderness fun runs. No course markings, no aid stations, no set date or time. You can complete them by yourself at any time or with a friend or two. Routes must be completed on foot and in one push. The nice part is that there are no cutoffs, so if you find a lake where you want to take a dip or a special viewpoint that you want to sit and enjoy, there is no pressure! Please take photos and visit the Facebook or Instagram pages afterwards and share with us how it went with a short trip report! You can either self report your time on the honor system, or you can submit your Strava/Gaia/Garmin/Suunto etc track. Please visit the website for GPS/GPX tracks of your route.
To get people out into the wonderful wilderness areas that we have here! Information isn't always readily available for these areas and maps can be scarce and not always reliable. That can intimidate some that aren't as experienced outdoors-people. The goal is to empower people to get out into these wilderness areas, to raise awareness of them, and hopefully to protect them into the future.
All profits from registration fees will be donated to wilderness conservation groups like the Idaho Trails Association and the Wallowa Mountains-Hells Canyon Trails Association.
Trailhead requires high ground clearance. A Subaru or similar type vehicle could make it. From Salmon, the road is more washboard and winding and takes about 2.5 hrs total. From Challis, the road is much smoother and takes about 2 hrs total. The last 11 miles takes almost an hour.
Local time: 7:24 AM
Bighorn Crags Trail #6021, Ship Island Trail #6030, off trail, Puddin Mountain Trail #6147, off trail, Waterfall Trail #6045, Bighorn Crags Trail