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Bettie Course: Mills Lake Guided Hike – Winter Preparedness
Nov 25, 2023
This Bettie Course is offered to women, and individuals that identify as women. This experience is an introduction to winter recreational activities. If you’re new to exploring the outdoors in the winter, this is the course for you! We’ll share tips and guidelines for preparing for a winter hike in RMNP, then travel together to Mills Lake to put your new skills into practice.
This course involves preparation for an outdoor excursion in Rocky Mountain National Park. This course is all in-person in Estes Park, CO.
Who: Adults over 18 years old, participants comfortable hiking 6 miles at high altitude with moderate-high elevation gain, in wintery conditions
What to Bring:
- Warm winter layers, including a winter hat and gloves or mittens
- A day pack
- Plenty of water (at least 2 L)
- High energy snacks
- Dry socks and spare shoes for afterwards
- Sturdy hiking shoes
- Micro spikes (can be rented from various outfitters in Estes Park like Kirks Flyfishing, Scotts Sports, The Mountain Shop, YMCA of the Rockies, etc)
Where: Meet at the Estes Park Visitor Center at 500 Big Thompson Ave, Estes Park, and travel together into Rocky Mountain National Park in the Conservancy’s vehicle
When: Saturday November 25, 2023 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM
This program is not eligible for Membership Discounts.