The Kachina Peaks Avalanche Center has the following avalanche training courses scheduled in 2017. Avalanche training can help build safety skills for winter recreationists who plan to go into the backcountry of the Kachina Peaks Wilderness on the San Francisco Peaks.
LEVEL I AVALANCHE COURSE – $300
February 17-19: NAU credit course. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 928-523-3229
NAU Backcountry Basics and Level 1, Springbreak. Contact email@example.com or 928-523-3229
LEVEL II AVALANCHE COURSE – $400
January 12-15, 2017 – Contingent on demand by qualified applicants, includes overnight trip to a cabin
The Friends of the Forest Sedona and Arizona Natural History Association host walks, talks, exhibits, and other events in the Sedona, Oak Creek Canyon, and Verde Valley area throughout the year. Most events are free and open to the public, but pre-registration may be required.
Volunteer trail work days are held in the morning, typically 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Details are announced as work day projects are scheduled. Bring sturdy, closed-toe shoes; long pants; work gloves; sunscreen; water; and snacks. Hard hats are provided, or bring your own bike helmet or hard hat. Questions? Call Bret Edstrom at 928-203-7509.
Birding walk led by Friends of the Forest naturalist Kevin Harding. Registration required and limited to 15 participants. Call for location and registration 928-203-2903. Bring binoculars and wear subdued clothing.