Breckenridge Nature Series to take a hike Saturday on Hoosier Pass |

Breckenridge Nature Series to take a hike Saturday on Hoosier Pass

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Subalpine and alpine communities are busy places with yellow-bellied marmots, American pikas and chipmunks putting on body fat and collecting vegetation to get ready for winter.Join a naturalist-guided hike Saturday to find out more about Summit County’s alpine mammal survival strategies.Naturalist Corkie Ramey will lead a two-mile hike at 11,200 feet on Hoosier Pass. Learn which creatures are capable of surviving at this elevation and out how they do it. Participants should meet at the Hoosier Pass parking area at 10 a.m. Wear sturdy hiking shoes, bring binoculars, plenty of water, sunscreen and dress for cooler temperatures. The suggested donation is $6 a person and $20 a family. Advance registration is requested for this all-ages program. For information, contact Peg Alig at (970) 453-6422 ext. 19 or e-mail nature@boec.orgThe Breckenridge Nature Series is presented by Breckenridge in partnership with the Breckenridge Outdoor Education Center. The series seeks to educate residents and visitors about Summit County’s precious natural resources and foster a sense of environmental stewardship.

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