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Ski with a Naturalist

February 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Join GARNA’s Volunteer Interpreter for a fun, free on-mountain educational tour. Learn about the history of recreation on Monarch Pass, the ski area-USFS partnership, forest ecology, wildlife in the winter, and more. Meet Friday at 11:00 am at the sign near the Cat Skiing Yurt across from the Pioneer lift. Guests of all ages and abilities are welcome. The tour is free, follows all beginner runs and lasts for about an hour. A lift ticket or season pass is required.

On February 2, we’re excited to welcome Jordan Williams and Justice Wise from the Continental Divide Trail Coalition as our guest speakers 

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Jordan calls the Pacific Northwest home, but the sunshine and mountains have kept him in Colorado for over ten years now. Jordan currently lives in Fort Collins, CO with his wife and their Australian Cattle Dog. Jordan’s professional background includes stints in college athletics, community recreation, and natural resources. While working for the Poudre Heritage Alliance, his wife had the crazy idea to hike the Colorado Trail from Denver to Durango with their dog. A few years later, and now Jordan works for the Continental Divide Trail Coalition as the Colorado Regional Representative Jordan spends his free time trail running with his dog, trying to become a better skier, and supporting his wife’s love of rock climbing.

Justice is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico and calls the Rocky Mountains home. She has been in Salida, CO for the last year and a half and is an avid outdoorswoman. Justice became involved as the Gateway Community Ambassador for Salida and the CDTC in June of 2022 upon moving to Salida and has hosted events from hikes, snowshoe hikes, XC ski events and other adventures with the CDTC along the Divide. She is a teacher in her professional life and is going back to school to prepare for a big life change in the next few years. Justice also has a degree in flute performance and is a musician. Justice has a sweet husky-shepherd mix named Rio who adventures and explores all over with her. Justice loves to hike, bike, ski, backpack, read, write, and spend as much time in the backcountry as possible in her free time. Moving to Salida was an exciting adventure and step in life that has led Justice to finding more out not only about herself but in meeting some of her closest friends and exploring the Rocky Mountains which have always felt like home to Justice from an early age. Colorado is home now, but Justice will always be from the desert at heart.

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Date:
February 2
Time:
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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PO Box 1522
Salida CO 81201

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If we are notified of your need to cancel within 24 hours of program date, your program fee will be refunded except for a $3.00 administrative fee. If minimum enrollment has not been met 2 days before program date, programs will be cancelled and we will refund the full amount.

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