ICL Winter Snowshoe Series 2017-18
This winter, ICL is offering monthly snowshoe hikes in the Ketchum/Sun Valley area. This hikes cover topics ranging from glacial geology to winter ecology to avalanche science. This series is led by Josh Johnson, an ICL staff member with a passion for winter environmental education and several years experience as a naturalist and interpretive guide.
Space is limited and registration is required. Specific details and logistics for each event are made available beforehand. To learn more or sign up for any snowshoe hike, contact our Ketchum office or email Josh.
Winter Ecology Hike
Winter lovers and nature nerds are encouraged to join Josh for a beautiful 2-hour snowshoe hike leaving from the Sawtooth National Recreation Area headquarters north of Ketchum. In addition to enjoying fantastic views, you will learn how plants and animals have adapted to survive Idaho’s harsh winters.
Participants will meet at the SNRA headquarters at 9 am to begin our outing. The snowshoe hike covers about 2 miles with minimal elevation gain. We will share additional logistics with you once you register. If you plan to attend this hike, bring the following:
- Plenty of water (2 liters recommended)
- Hat, gloves and sunglasses
- Warm layers (down jacket, fleece, etc.)
- Rain jacket/outer shell
- Snow boots
- Snowshoes (Rentals are available at Backwoods Mountain Sports or Elephant’s Perch in Ketchum
This snowshoe hike is limited to 10 participants. Call or email Josh to reserve your spot.