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Sky Mountain Park in Snowmass Saturday, September 21: 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Free and open to the public, registration required. Project Description: Help us remove old barbed wire fencing to allow animals to move freely across important elk and deer habitat in Sky Mountain Park. Vestiges of decades-old grazing operations, these disused fence lines now deteriorate and fragment wildlife habitat. Directions: We will meet in the Buttermilk parking lot at 8:30AM for coffee and a light breakfast. Please arrive no later than 8:45 as we have to shuttle to the location as a cohesive group. What to bring: Rain gear, [...]
Packing for an excursion into the wilderness is all about finding the balance between weight, comfort, and being prepared. Check the weather, but be aware that Colorado weather can be unpredictable. Temperature and precipitation can change rapidly. Wilderness Workshop's guide will bring maps, a basic field guide, a "nature's calling kit" (paper, trowel, hand sanitizer), and a group first aid kit. Ideally, the group will stay together, but be sure you have what you need to be alright in case of an accidental separation. The Bare Minimum... Backpack Food 2.5 liters of water Comfortable Boots or hiking shoes Rain Gear Warm [...]