CONCORD, N.H. — Learn how to prepare for the challenges of winter hiking! Registration is now open for a new Beyond Becoming an Outdoors-Woman (BOW) workshop called, “Explore Winter Hiking.”
Course dates are:
February 15 and March 1, from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (classroom setting); Fox State Forest Education Center, 309 Center Rd, Hillsboro, NH; and
March 4 at 8:30 a.m. (day hike) Wapack Trail, Mountain Rd, Greenfield, NH
Registration forms are available at www.nhbow.com. If you are interested in attending, sign up early. Only registration forms received by postal mail will be accepted; no e-mails, faxes or walk-ins please.
Cost for all three sessions is $55. Participants must provide their own backpacks, winter clothing, hiking boots, boot traction devices, lunch and water for the hike. Winter hiking is not a beginner course, so recent hiking experience and moderate fitness level is required.
Winter hiking is rewarding, yet challenging, and requires preparation, detailed planning and specialized equipment. In this three-session course, you will learn what gear is needed and how to prepare for a winter hike, including safety concerns map reading and calorie requirements. Then you’ll hit the trail for a winter hike.
New Hampshire BOW programs are co-sponsored by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department (www.wildnh.com) and the New Hampshire Wildlife Federation (www.nhwf.org), a nonprofit group that advocates for the promotion and protection of hunting, fishing and trapping, as well as the conservation of fish and wildlife habitat.