Are you winter READY?
This Series is perfect for anyone who has a) taken a Trip Wise & Trail ready series already or b) feels experienced hiking but wants to better prepare for winter hikes & activities.
Don’t let winter keep you from getting out on the trail! Whether you are hiking, snowshoeing, fat-tire riding, or cross country skiing – it is always a little more challenging to be prepared for winter activities. This 3 part series will challenge all participants to better prepare their gear, clothing and confidence to ensure their winter activities are as safe as possible!
You do NOT need to have ALL THE GEAR. You need to come prepared to be on the trail for 3 hours, dressed for whatever the weather is, and be willing to learn from ALL the participants in the group!
Each session will begin and end with a group hike so we get some exercise and start to test our packs, our clothing layers and trail feet. Details will come out before each session to help you better prepare!
1. Good habits: Layers, Cold Weather Gear, and Trip Planning
This session will start indoors so we can discuss layers and gear changes for winter activities before we take off on a one hour hike. Headlamps are a must!
2. Basic Winter Survival: Shelters, Fires, and Reducing Cold Stress
This session will have us experimenting with emergency shelters and protecting ourselves from the increasing cold.
3. Cold Weather Camping
We will do a set-up & take down of camp to practice with our gear (or learn from others gear supply) and experiment with ways to improve comfort and sleep while attempting to winter camp.
OPTIONAL WINTER HIKE & CAMP: November 18-19th
Details TBD by the group. Optional for participants in any previous series. Costs associated with this event will be determined and shared by those participating.