Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ On an easy hike in local open space, we'll look for signs of bear, mountain lions, and other wildlife, learning how to track these animals using basic tools and more modern ones. There will be no pre-trip meeting for this outing. Participants should bring items they own from the list below.… Read More »The Art of Seeing: Animal Tracking Outing in Shadow Canyon & Skunk Canyon
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Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ Yes, this is very last-minute but it's a great opportunity to do some real citizen science right here in Boulder. The Christmas Bird Count is the longest running and largest annual bird census in the world. We'll hike into Eldorado Canyon, counting the different species of birds (and… Read More »Christmas Bird Count in Eldorado Canyon
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We'll snowshoe a short ways into the Indian Peaks Wilderness from the Moffat Tunnel trailhead, then whip up some hot chocolate, build some snow caves, and make snow ice cream. We might even do some belly sledding! Online participant registration available soon!
Time for the new guard to meet the old guard at a long-overdue volunteer party at the Regan-Smith residence in North Boulder. We will make a big pot of chili and some sides. Bring a drink or perhaps a dessert if you like, but this is totally optional. We are not judgy at ICO. The… Read More »Winter Volunteer Party
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ We will drive up to the Moffat Tunnel trailhead west of Rollinsville (a 50-minute drive), strap on snowshoes and head up into the beautiful winter forest. We'll stop at out special secret location about a mile in. There we will dig cozy snow caves, eat lunch and drink… Read More »Snow Caves & Snowshoeing in the James Peaks Wilderness – cancelled
Difficulty: Moderate | Client Agencies: Casey Middle School, Place Bridge Academy ⟫ A bit like being on another planet, the Needles District of Canyonlands National Park is full of strange wonders like the Joint Trail, a labyrinth in the rock through which one can hike. Sunsets and sunrise are amazing here. All participants must be… Read More »Exploring and Backpacking Canyonlands National Park
Difficulty: Easy | Client Agencies: All ⟫ Depending on the number of registrants, we'll either go fishing at Sawhill Ponds on Walker Ranch. Walker Ranch will involve a 1-mile hike to/from the creek. Adults will need a fishing license; youth participants will not. Online participant registration coming soon!
Difficulty: Easy| Client Agencies: All ⟫ This day-long class will cover the basics of backpacking, from route planning to tents and gear to meals, safety, orienteering, and more. Participants are asked to bring one of their favorite recipes (written on paper or submitted online here). The course is free (and lunch will be provided). This… Read More »Backpacking 101 Workshop