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Bear Smart Durango Demo and Education Hike

Monday, August 16, 9:15 am Register by Email

We will meet at the Perrins Peak State Wilderness Area (SWA) entrance parking lot, located on Lightner Creek Road at its intersection with CR208. Join Bryan Peterson, Executive Director of Bear Smart Durango (bearsmartdurango.org) for a demo on how to use bear spray and an informative hike in bear country in the Perrins Peak State Wilderness Area (SWA.) Obtain a better understanding of black bears, the natural foods bears need to survive in the wild, bear signs, using bear spray and human-bear conflict. Bear Smart Durango encourages us to carry bear spray and will require signature on a simple waiver. This hike includes an off-trail bushwhack, with a gradual climb taking approximately 30 minutes. Duration approximately 3.5 hours. Note: To access the SWA, either an SWA Pass or hunting or fishing license is required. If under 65 years of age, a Habitat Stamp is also required. You may purchase these at the Durango State Fish Hatchery office or online at cpw.state.co.us.
Limit 10, No dogs.
RSVP Bruce Rodman, 970-385-7889 or BERodman@gmail.com
SO! outings limited to fully vaccinated members only

Meeting Place: Trailhead 9:15 am

Difficulty Info: Moderate, Several miles, Easy Pace