Free HikeSafe and Winter Hiking Primer Workshop!

The Catskill Conservation Corps, a partnership between the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, invites outdoor enthusiasts of all ages, to its free event: a Winter Hiking Primer & HikeSafe workshop scheduled for Friday, February 12th at Kenco located on Hurley Mountain Road in Kingston, NY from 6:30 to 8pm. The workshop will be led by Will Soter, Will is the Catskills Assistant Program Coordinator for the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference, and the Assistant Director of the Catskill Conservation Corps. Will is also a NY State Licensed Guide with experience guiding experience guiding winter trips in the Catskills and the Northeast.

This free, one-day workshop is a great opportunity to sharpen skills and learn how to prepare for a safe and enjoyable winter outing. The workshop is open to anyone interested in learning how to prepare for,  and stay safe on a winter trip.

  • Learn the 10 essentials you should have on any trip
  • Learn have to adapt these essential items for winter
  • Learn the hiker responsibility code.
  • Develop the knowledge to be prepared for the unexpected

Demonstrations and discussions will provide information to help you prepare for the elements and the unexpected.

The workshop will be held rain or shine.

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