CMC Board member Will Soter is a NYSDEC licensed guide and a Leave No Trace Master Educator. He will demonstrate techniques for educating and influencing those we hike with, as well as those we meet. For those of us who have grown up enjoying the outdoors or have been enjoying them for awhile, we can easily mistake our common experiences for common knowledge. While our efforts to behave as stewards of the resources while we recreate are important, we cannot do it all. So it is important to be able to influence those around us. We will explore several techniques that allow us to educate and empower others to make changes in how they enjoy their time in the woods. We will discuss our own journey of discovering how we impact the resources we use for enjoyment, and we will review the Seven Principles of Leave No Trace.
Event Duration: 4.1 miles, 5 hours
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Leaders: Will Soter
Bring: Gloves, a garbage bag, good hiking shoes, lunch, snacks, bug spray, plenty to drink.
Registration required by June 21. Register by contacting the leader. See below.
Group size is limited to 12, so register early.
Dogs allowed: No
Questions about this event can be directed to: Will at firstname.lastname@example.org
Driving Directions: From SR 28 in Big Indian, turn south on CR 47/Oliverea-Frost Valley Rd. Go south 12.4 miles to the Biscuit Brook traihead on the left.
GPS coordinates: N 41 59.475, W 74 29.092