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    New question here. Mileage of Five Mile Creek --> Orchard Gulch?

    I'm wanting to hike up the Five Mile Creek trail, take a right on the Boise Ridge Road, make my way down to Orchard Gulch and come down that, and then take Rocky Canyon back to the start of Five Mile where I would leave my rig. How many miles is that? Did I correctly identify the proper route? I've never done it before.

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    hmm..

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    I'm wanting to hike up the Five Mile Creek trail, take a right on the Boise Ridge Road, make my way down to Orchard Gulch and come down that, and then take Rocky Canyon back to the start of Five Mile where I would leave my rig. How many miles is that? Did I correctly identify the proper route? I've never done it before.

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    Nick
    That is a tought one, I would estimate it is around 8 to 10 miles although since I rarely ride with a computer, my personel milage calculator could be off. I would rather hike up orchard gulch and go down five mile since it is easier to go up orchard. Why are you walking it? If it is muddy it will be a mess to walk or ride up orchard after leaving the drainage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    Why are you walking it? If it is muddy it will be a mess to walk or ride up orchard after leaving the drainage.
    Well I was hoping to hike this loop after everything dries up.

    Gotta start getting in the hiking training before the summer backpack season starts up!! My usual Hulls Gulch and Table Rock hikes tend to get boring after a while. I need a change of scenery and other than running Robie Creek a couple of times in the mid-90s, I've never explored that portion of Rocky Canyon.

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    ah...

    Quote Originally Posted by BelaySlave
    Well I was hoping to hike this loop after everything dries up.

    Gotta start getting in the hiking training before the summer backpack season starts up!! My usual Hulls Gulch and Table Rock hikes tend to get boring after a while. I need a change of scenery and other than running Robie Creek a couple of times in the mid-90s, I've never explored that portion of Rocky Canyon.

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    I see you might also want to explore the drainage up corrals and in between corrals and hardguy.

    do you actually hike with a big packpack on?
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    Thanks for the heads up on those drainages. I'll have to peruse my maps later tonight if I have time.

    Quote Originally Posted by smilycook
    do you actually hike with a big packpack on?
    On my hikes in the Foothills I don't use my backpacking pack. Instead I use an REI Talus 35 loaded down with about 20-25 pounds of climbing gear in there. Got in a couple of good hikes on Rocky Canyon and Hulls last week.



    My usual hiking trails....
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    Hulls
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    Corrals

    When it's too damn hot down here, I usually head up to Bogus and tromp Mores and the nordic trails.

    Gonna try to do the Grand Slam of Boise area peaks sometime this spring...
    Mt. Heinen
    Shaw (did last spring)
    Cervidae (did last spring)
    And another one whose name slips my mind (it's in the Tom Lopez book)

    Now that my climbing wall is coming down next month, I'll have alot of free time to hike and ride!!!

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