Survive to Thrive Workshops

I started hiking off-trail before I was a teenager. I was a lucky child. Over the years I realize there are many who are uncomfortable hiking off-trail. Most of incredible areas we have to explore on public land are off-trail. Starting with an in-depth Orienteering Class, you’ll learn the skills and gain the confidence to hike anywhere your heart’s desire. You’ll move from surviving to thriving in the great outdoors.

 
 
 Off trail hiking. Great views. No crowds. A slice of heaven.

Off trail hiking. Great views. No crowds. A slice of heaven.

Survive to thrive: Orienteering

When: November 2-3, 2018

Where: November 2: High Plains Environmental Center, Loveland, CO November 3: Sylvan Dale Guest Ranch, Loveland, CO

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Survive to Thrive: Mountain Lion Videography

Learn how I capture mountain lion footage on a weekly basis using four key factors and spending significant time in wild places where lions roam. This is a fantastic workshop for wildlife biologists interested in using camera traps for non-invasive wildlife research, wildlife photographers and others who simply want to learn more about apex predators as well as other wildlife. Next workshop will be in November.

 Tom (male lion) enjoying limited water, one of the four factors I use to capture weekly footage of these elusive apex predators.

Tom (male lion) enjoying limited water, one of the four factors I use to capture weekly footage of these elusive apex predators.


 Granite Lake, Cabinet Mountain Wilderness

Granite Lake, Cabinet Mountain Wilderness

Survive to Thrive: Wilderness Survival

It’s one thing to have the “ten essentials” in your pack and something completely different to use them effectively, keep your cool and make successful decisions under stress. The difference between those who survive one or more unplanned nights in the backcountry and those who don’t comes down to emotional and mental stamina. This workshop will be held in April, 2019 and will include a Friday evening presentation, a hike the next day where we’ll “get lost” and spend the night out with just the emergency gear in our packs. No sleeping bag, no tent, no pad. Sunday morning we’ll debrief and discuss changes we’d make for the next time we’re off the pavement.