Golden mantled ground squirrel on rock eating seed heads. Purple penstemons in the foreground.

Today’s Guided nature Program…


The development of observation skills; learning to see is the principle aim of this Guided Nature Program. The nuances of animal behavior and the extraordinary adaptations are only available to keen observers. You’ll observe red squirrel, chipmunks, chickadees, nutcrackers, dragonflies, bumblebees, and various other animals while pursuing the behavioral and adaptive strategies particular to each. This Guided Nature Program is ideal for anyone interested in an introduction to animal behavior and is particularly appropriate for teachers and other aspiring naturalists. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

September 16, 2023 @ 9:00 AM 12:00 PM

This 3-hour outing will meet at the Frontier Point Lodge at the above-stated time and will cover 2 miles or less at a very casual pace. Be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes. Water, snack and sunscreen are highly recommended. Be sure to check the weather for the mountain. Remember to swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse for lunch and drinks after the program!

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Snowshoe Programs, please send an email to indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group. Requests received less than 24 hrs. prior to the outing may not receive a response.

FREE All Are Welcome!

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Snowshoe Program series. With over three decades of experience working for state and federal agencies, Ray knows a thing or two about the outdoors (he has literally authored guidebooks about the flora at Bogus Basin!). On select Saturday afternoons, Ray will cover a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s winter animal adaptations or emergency snow shelters, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.