<p>SOLO WFA is designed for outdoor enthusiasts who may find themselves far from immediate medical care, and need to rely on their own skills to survive and thrive if an emergency arises. This 2-day course teaches the basics of backcountry first aid, including building leg and arm splints, caring for wounds, and recognizing & managing common medical problems, along with rare life-threatening emergencies. Most importantly, WFA teaches how to prevent such issues from occurring on a backcountry trip. Cost is $110, most co/leaders may be eligible for reimbursement.</p>
AMC offers COVID conscious opportunities to enjoy the outdoors locally, visit many of our lodges and campgrounds, and join virtual events and activities. Participants of all in-person events should bring and wear face coverings, expect social distancing, and changes to our usual practices. To support contact tracing and hands-free signing of the AMC liability waiver, online registration is required for all in person AMC events.
Nature walk around pond at a slow pace through forest and meadow, with a focus on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. I-93 Exit 33 (Roosevelt Circle) to South Border Road (Winchester) for 0.2 miles, then to Bellevue Pond parking lot on the right. Parking is limited, so arrive early. Steady rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.
Learn basics of how to co-lead "show and go" trips, and qualify as a co-leader for Boston Chapter Andover Committee. Classroom session from 11:00am-1:00pm (discussion over lunch). Afternoon on-the-trail training. $7 (includes lunch).
Slow-paced nature walk through woods and fields focusing on plant ID and fun natural history. 1:00-4:00pm. Route 2 Exit 42 (Route 27/Main Street, Acton). Follow Route 27N for about 1 mile through Acton Center and turn left on Nagog Hill Road. Travel Nagog Hill Road for about 1.1 miles. There is parking on the left just past the small meadow. No registration. Parking is limited, so please arrive early. Steady rain cancels. No dogs. Non-AMC members, $1.