This event is part of the Boston Chapter Winter Hiking Program (WHP) and is only open to registered participants of that program. If you would like more information about the WHP, please email us at email@example.com or follow the link below.
Online break-out sessions are great but they are limited and lack the hands-on experience that we have historically provided program participants. But we don't want anyone to arrive at a trailhead for a real winter hike and find out they aren't actually prepared. So pack your gear, grab your boots and mask, and ...
Meet us at the Blue Hills in Milton MA for a hands-on gear review and Q&A session. Experienced four-season leaders will have their gear, boots, and clothing on display and will review some of the skills discussed during the WHP online sessions. Please bring your own gear for review and practice, and get practical help with things like attaching snowshoes to your pack, or boots! If you have yet to get your gear, come anyway to see examples and ask questions.
This series of four consecutive ~1 hour in-person small-group meetings will be outdoors but will not include any hiking. You are encouraged to team up with other participants and enjoy the surrounding Blue Hills on your own, since you'll already be there! So bring some warm water and snacks, if you like. Trail maps available online.
Group size is limited so be sure to arrive on time at your designated time. Social distancing and mask use will be required. Registered participants will receive details on the location of the meeting.
To address unforeseen challenges such as adverse weather, unacceptable trail conditions or excessive crowding, the planned trip destination, activity and/or meeting place and time may be modified. In that event, participants may elect to join in that activity or opt out.