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Winter Backcountry Navigation

Whether you’re skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, or sledding, your knowledge of the winter backcountry is the difference between having a great time in the wintery mountains, and finding yourself in difficult situations. The Backcountry Winter Navigation Course will teach the fundamentals of avoiding dangerous terrain and tricky weather conditions all while[…]

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#OptOutside

We’re following REI’s lead to #OptOutside on Black Friday. We spend far too much time indoors on screens. Instead, let’s get outside! 2 events, 2 signups 8AM Early hike – join the group for a loop around the base of Mariana Butte trail before heading for the summit to take in[…]

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Guided Bird Walk

Join us for a morning guided bird walk at River’s Edge Natural Area. Volunteers will help search for and identify resident and migratory birds. We’ll watch for fall migrating species moving south for the winter. Waterfowl, songbirds and raptors are likely. Easy walk on natural-surface trails around the ponds at[…]

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Survive to Thrive: Orienteering Class

Join David Neils from Wild Nature Media (www.wildnaturemedia.com) and leverage a lifetime of backcountry experience, primarily navigating his way off-trail in all seasons and terrain. Learn how to transition from surviving to thriving in the outdoors with confidence. This orienteering class is a great place to start, knowing how to[…]

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Backpacking Meal Tasting

We are holding a taste test for Mountain House backpacking meals! Come try out some new flavors, and vote for your favorite!

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Avalanche Awareness

Learn the tricks and tips to recognize the danger of avalanches in the backcountry. Whether you’re on skis, snowboards, snowshoes, or you’re out bagging peaks in winter, we’ll teach you how to be aware of your surroundings, learn how to identify dangerous terrain, and where to get the education that’s[…]

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Backpacking Meal Tasting

We are holding a taste test for Mountain House backpacking meals! Come try out some new flavors, and vote for your favorite!

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Wild in Wildlife – Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Bobcats, Fox and Coyotes

What: Wild in Wildlife – Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Bobcats, Fox and Coyotes When: June 15th, 6pm-7:30pm, and June 16th, 8am-11am Where: High Plains Environmental Center & Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Join wildlife conservationist David Neils at HPEC Friday night, June 15th at HPEC’s Visitor Center to learn about the[…]

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Wild in Wildlife – Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Bobcats, Fox and Coyotes

What: Wild in Wildlife – Mountain Lions, Black Bears, Bobcats, Fox and Coyotes When: June 15th, 6pm-7:30pm, and June 16th, 8am-11am Where: High Plains Environmental Center & Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch Join wildlife conservationist David Neils at HPEC Friday night, June 15th at HPEC’s Visitor Center to learn about the[…]

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Hikes & walks around Loveland, Colorado

Devil's Backbone photo by Dick Knapp Photography

It’s easy to get out and enjoy nature in Loveland, Colorado. Whether you’re looking for a hardcore hike or a nice Sunday afternoon stroll, there’s something for everyone. Loveland Recreation Trail System Loveland boasts an 18 mile recreational trail (portions paved) that runs from the west side of town near[…]

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