Wednesday, December 28, 2005
The Montana Discovery Foundation and the Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks' Becoming an Outdoors Woman program are sponsoring a snowshoe class on Jan. 28 at the historic Forest Service Moose Creek ranger cabin near Rimini.
"If you can walk, you can snowshoe," said Liz Lodman, FWP's B.O.W. coordinator. "This class will provide an opportunity to learn snowshoe techniques and to apply them while exploring the surrounding forest."
Participants will practice "walking" in snowshoes; learn techniques for traveling up, down and across a hill; and learn to glissade. The class will view signs of wildlife and learn basic track identification. Forest Service naturalists will discuss winter ecology and the history of the area.
Snowshoes will be provided and a $10 fee will be charged for lunch and supplies. For more information and to register, call 406-444-2615, or pick up a registration form at the Helena Fish, Wildlife & Parks office at 1420 East Sixth Ave., in Helena, or any Helena Forest Service offices.