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Explore the Wilds and Wonders of Winter

December 11, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

$30 – $35

DATE: Saturday, December 11
TIME: 10:00 a.m.-noon
LOCATION: Meet at Travelers’ Rest State Park

REGISTER HERE for the Wilds & Wonders of Winter.

Step into a winter wonderland at Travelers’ Rest State Park with expert naturalist guide Hobie Hare. Learn how to enjoy the woods and wilds in wintertime, what to look for, and what to bring. Hobie will help focus your attention on bird sounds and views, animal tracks and trails, the quiet senescence of plants, and the soft quality of light and shadow. As you wander the trails get a spectacular view of snow-covered Lolo peak. Bears, mountain lions, foxes, and bobcats have all be seen in the park as well as our more common winter birds and small creatures. Practice naturalist skills you can use throughout Montana’s longest season.

Instructor Hobie Hare served as an interpretive seasonal ranger in Yellowstone for eight seasons, including a winter season at Fishing Bridge (which is over 50 miles from a paved road during this season). He works as a naturalist, mentor, speaker, photographer, and outdoor educator, and guides hiking tours and day trips to national parks and other wild places around the Western U.S. Hobie works to help you quickly connect with and relax in the beauty of the natural world, better equipping you to navigate life changes, challenges, and opportunities.

What to Bring:

  • Clothes appropriate for changing winter weather – jackets, hats, gloves, hand and foot warmers, layers, sunglasses, etc.
  • Good walking boots
  • Water and snacks
  • Mask
  • Journal and writing utensil (optional)
  • Camera (optional)
  • Binoculars (we will have some borrow)

COVID Precautions:

  • Small group size, 12 participants max
  • All-outdoor program!
  • Masks if working closely together

Cost: $30 MNHC members / $35 non-members
You can add an MNHC membership at checkout.

This class is open to only 12 participants.


What’s the refund policy?
What’s the refund policy?
The course fee (minus a 25% administrative fee) is refundable if a cancellation is made up to 7 days before the event. No refunds will be issued for cancellations made after this deadline. This ticket is non-transferable to other programs or events. See our full refund/cancellation policy here.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Nope! We will have a list of all the attendees.


December 11, 2021
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
$30 – $35
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Travelers’ Rest State Park
6717 HWY 12 W
Lolo, MT United States
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