Wilderness First Aid, Avalanche Awareness, Leadership Training and other learning opportunities.
Hi wilderness types,
Below is an offer of a Wilderness First Aid course. If you've never taken such a class, it's all about what to do when you've already done required first aid on someone ... but the trailhead is hours and hours away. Of course, it also covers those kind of injuries that take place when camping and hiking, which can be rather different from those that occur around town and home.
Opportunities to take such a course do not come around often. It is absolutely worth the price. I will be there. Hope you can make it.
This month the merry band of intrepid socializers will be returning to Lucky 13 over in East Boise's Harris Ranch. Check it out at http://www.lucky13pizza.com/. 3662 S Eckert Road. 344-6967. Happy Hour starts at 4 pm (yeah!) and goes until 6 pm, so you don't want to arrive late. (If you can't make it before 6 pm, I surely hope you'll let someone know so we'll have a chance to have your drink waiting for you -- at Happy Hour prices!)
Are you interested in transitioning from 3-season to 4-season overnight wilderness trips with the help of folks who have over 35 years of winter camping experience? If so, this class is for you!
We will go over gear, food, hydration and techniques for staying warm in preparation for a one-night field session (see December 21st post).
Prior 3-season camping experience will help. Participants must have or be willing to rent a 4-season sleeping bag, pad (or double up summer-weight pads), tent and/or metal-edged backcountry skis (or wider touring skis).
Our third and final Potluck Picnic of the summer; in September we go back to our presentation meetings at Idaho Fish and Game. Come on out to Municipal Park at 6pm. Bring a dish, bring a friend and bring some stories about hikes you’ve done or would like to do. IMR tries to bring people together to share ideas and experiences to help each other out--and to make new friends. So, join us at Municipal Park at 500 S. Walnut (just north of the MK Nature Center/ID Fish and Game). How it works: We do not have a reservation at the park.