The Rocky Mountain Nature Association's Field Seminar Program is starting off the New Year by offering an educational snowshoe hiking series in Rocky Mountain National Park. "Winter Ecology: A Snowshoeing Trek for Kids & Families", offered on Jan. 28, Feb. 11, Feb. 25, March 10 and March 24, is a four-hour snowshoe hike which allows kids and families to explore the serene beauty of Rocky Mountain National Park in the winter season. Participants will be led through snow-covered pine, spruce and fir trees to learn how plants & animals adapt and survive in the winter months. Also, hikers will learn about the properties of snow during this seminar and how it can help local inhabitants survive the long winter months. The culmination of this hike will be at Hidden Falls, a spectacular frozen waterfall seldom seen by park visitors.Snowshoes will be included for children 13 and younger, and participants should remember to dress in warm layers with appropriate footwear. This course is classified as being a moderate hike of less than 5 miles with an elevation gain of less than 1,000 feet, and it is perfect for beginners who want to try snowshoeing for the first time. For more information about this snowshoe series or questions on other RMNA field seminars, call (970) 586-3262. Participants can also register online at www.rmna.org.
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