Our Day Trip Adventures


Day Trips

These adventures can be just a few hours or maybe the whole day

Excursion to the “Teepee Rocks”

Saturday May 18, 2024 Caravan Departing from Kimberly 8am

A wonderful photography opportunity is coming this month for the MVCC. We have scheduled an excursion to the “Teepee Rocks” near Oakley, Idaho, on Saturday May 18, 2024. We will try to get to the site around 10:00 a.m., which means that we in the Twin Falls area need to leave at 8:00 a.m.

At 8 a.m. the caravan will leave from the Red Cap Corner parking lot in Kimberly, near the First Federal Savings Bank.

The drive is about 80% paved road with the last 10 – 15 miles on dirt roads with some pretty good-sized rocks in the roadbed (it is not a “smooth” gravel road) so you should plan on arriving in a vehicle that has tires that can take a bit of abuse. When we get to the actual site, there will be about a mile of walking (round trip) over uneven surfaces, so have on good walking shoes. If you really feel adventurous, there are hills to climb that will put you into some great locations for photographs. The terrain is so uniquely different and beautiful. Macro photo opportunities are all over, as well as close and distant landscape shots.
The Tee Pee rocks are, according to Shawn Willsey, geology professor at the College of Southern Idaho, are “tuff ash deposits from explosive eruptions in the Twin Falls volcanic field 8-10 million years ago.” Wind and water erosion over several hundred years have created many amazing viewpoints. Look for further information and pictures of the site on Google—Tee Pee Rocks of Southern Idaho. Visit Southern Idaho is also another site that has promoted the place. The plan is to only be there as long as you want to be there. For the most part, YOU and other Magic Valley Club members will just be walking around finding beautiful places that grab you! You might want to bring a cooler with a lunch or snacks.
Make sure that you have plenty of beverages and some sunscreen, as you are out in the weather the entire time. The forecast for that day, according to the Weather Channel app is a high of 71 degrees with an 8% chance of rain. Hope for puffy white clouds and beautiful blue skies in abundance! They do have snakes in that territory too, but if we make lots of noise, we should be fine. 

Excursion to Black Magic Canyon

Saturday November 11th Excursion to Black Magic Canyon.

 We will meet in the IHOP parking lot at 8:00 AM

then meet at Jerome Valley Wide Co-op on Hwy 75

then to Shoshone Valley Wide Co-op (across the railroad track)

and then our final destination of to Black Magic Canyon.

Dress warm!

Join us for a star party!!

Saturday August 12th on top of Mt Harrison at sunset into dark sky at the lookout on top. Dress warm!

July 29, 2023 the mountains are calling

The flowers on Mtn Harrison are calling. Saturday July 29 a group we will be up at Mt Harrison for sunrise and then flower pictures meet up on the mountain for fun excursion. Bring water and of course your camera!

February 4, 2023

Annual MVCC Snowshoeing Adventure led by Colin Randolph

It is time to put on a pair of snowshoes and check out the snow near Stanley, Idaho. Annually, brave souls from the Magic Valley Camera Club head up to the North Country with cameras, tripods and snowshoes to see just how wonderful the soft, fluffy white stuff is looking. You are invited to join us on Saturday, February 4, 2023. The plan is to leave the IHOP restaurant in Twin Falls at 8:00 a.m., stopping for a moment in Shoshone in case someone needs a fresh coffee or last minute treat (or to meet others who might be coming from other areas besides Twin Falls). From there we will venture North to Ketchum, where we will stop again at Atkinson's Market. My guess is that it would be about 10:00 a.m. when we get there. At the store you will find a great deli where you can purchase a sandwich and a favorite beverage (we will call that your lunch!). They also have a restroom downstairs-- 🙂 ). We will travel up over Galena Summit to the Little Redfish Lake area to begin our photo expedition. We snowshoe in approximately one half mile, stopping on the way in to take a few pictures of soft fluffy snow on the trees or beautiful creek beds. The entire journey into Little Redfish Lake is flat and the amount of exertion is low, if you haven't snowshoed before and are worried about being able to keep up. Come on--it is a group of photographers with tripods and cameras and beautiful scenery. How fast do you think we will be going?? After we are done at Little Redfish Lake, we can then venture to Stanley to see if there are a few elk at the hot springs, if a few want to go there. In past years, a few people of the group have decided to have a pizza dinner in Ketchum on the way home and some have even strolled through the Sun Valley complex to do some evening photography. It will be a wonderful opportunity to see beauty and share with your fellow Magic Valley Camera Club friends.

Meet Up in Twin Falls

December 17th at 6:30 PM we do an photo excursion to Orton’s Botanical 876 Addison Ave W. Twin Falls

Twin Falls 2022 Festival of lights

PHOTO WALK on December 9th, we will meet at Mary Alice Park at 5:45 before the Festival of Lights Parade. Take photos of the light parade and then do a photo walk down Main St.