A thorough understanding of safe winter travel in the backcountry is essential to enjoying Vermont’s outdoors during our long winters. This in-person workshop provides hands-on, winter-specific information where you will learn what to wear, what to bring and what gear you need for a safe and successful winter trip. We will discuss clothing, layering, socks, footwear, traction, sweat, handwarmers, navigation, trail-finding, hydration, Leave No Trace & more. Bring your own gear or equipment if you have questions or concerns about it's use in the outdoors. Afterwards, enjoy a self-guided hike on the GMC's Short Trail.