Learn winter survival with Adirondack TREKS February 24

— Ever wonder how people survive being lost in the winter woods with sub-zero temps? People can learn how to avoid frostbite and hypothermia to stay healthy and happy outdoors in the wintertime with a new Adirondack TREKS course Friday, Feb. 24.

First the group will practice indoors and then see which team can make the best shelter in the woods. Participants will practice winter survival skills with retired forest ranger Steve Ovitt and Wilderness First Aid Instructor Rick Morse.

People should meet at 1 p.m. at the Ski Bowl dressed appropriately for the afternoon. The program ends by 4 p.m. Call Rick Morse at 494-4094 or email at morses2@gmail.com by Feb. 17 to sign up. It is free and open to the public.

Adirondack TREKS is an outing club for kids in the Gore Mountain region, including Johnsburg, North Warren and Indian Lake. It is a nonprofit group which is dedicated to getting kids outdoors and learning outdoor skills and is open to all youths ages 9-18 from any residency. Younger children wishes to participate must be accompanied by a parent.

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