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Expedition Idaho six-day adventure race gearing up for Aug. 14 start

Expedition Idaho logo (Courtesy photo)
Expedition Idaho logo (Courtesy photo)

ADVENTURE RACING -- Here's the skinny on the upcoming Expedition Idaho adventure race based out of Silver Mountain Resort.

Indeed,the race will finish on the mountain at the start of the Blues and Brew Fest.

If you're not up to entering -- join the club! -- the organizers are looking for more volunteers to staff remote checkpoints and form search and rescue groups, etc. Call organizer Dave Adlard, 208-664-0135.

Expedition Idaho:

  • Begins Aug. 14 and ends Aug. 20 at Silver Mountain Resort.
  • More than 30 four-person co-ed teams must stay together.
  • Teams navigate to checkpoints on uncharted course covering roughly 400 miles in six days.
  • Travel includes mountain biking, rafting, paddling, trekking, orienteering, running, climbing, plus surprises.
  • Team travel more than 20 hours a day and sleep – rarely.
  • Entry fee is $4,000 per team competing for a purse of around $40,000 in cash and prizes.

Rich Landers
Rich Landers joined The Spokesman-Review in 1977. He is the Outdoors editor for the Sports Department writing and photographing stories about hiking, hunting, fishing, boating, conservation, nature and wildlife and related topics.

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