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About half of the Camas National Wildlife Refuge in southeastern Idaho consists of lakes, ponds, and marshlands; the remainder is grass sagebrush uplands, meadows, and farm fields. Camas Creek flows through the length of the refuge.
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Mores Mountain - Shafer Butte Recreation Site
Description: The Mores Mountain area is one of the closest forest getaways to Boise. At an of 6,600 feet, it is a cool summer destination for hiking, biking, camping, and picnics in a scenic mountain setting. visitors will see an abundance of wildflowers that become palette of color from mid-June through August. In September, broadleaf plants wear hues of orange and yellow hailing autumns arrival. Only cross-country skiers and snowshoers will experience the solitude of Mores Mountain in winter.

Wildlife to Watch: The hiking trails at Mores Mountain wind through old-growth forests dominated by Douglas-fir and ponderosa pine, and traverse lush meadows of wildflowers including sticky cinquefoil, scarlet gilia, sulphur buckwheat, lupine, and several species of penstemon. Where the trail skirts near the top of Mores Mountain, a large subalpine meadow filled with blue and purple lupine flowers presents a dazzling display of color in mid-summer. Black bears, mountain lions, elk, deer, and numerous birds and butterflies also call this area home.

Special Tips: Hiking at Mores Mountain is not recommended during thunderstorms due to the possibility of lightning strikes. A jacket and hiking boots are recommended. Hypothermia can be a hazard throughout the year.

Ownership: Forest Service, Boise NF, Mountain Home Ranger District 
Size: N/A 
Closest Town: Boise, ID

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Mores Mtn Hike - Photo by USDA Forest Service
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Driving Directions:
From Boise, drive up Bogus Basin Road 16 miles to the Bogus Basin ski area. Keep going through the parking lot to the Frontier Point Recreation Center (also known as the Bogus Basin Nordic Center). Continue out on the dirt road for 3 miles to a junction. Turn right at the junction and proceed about 1 mile to the Shafer Butte picnic area/campground. The Mores Mountain trailhead is near the entrance to the campground.

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Mores Mountain - Shafer Butte Recreation Site : Wildlife Viewing Area