Cripple Creek Backcountry in Carbondale is hosting a free avalanche talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5. Light refreshments will be served, and Brian McCall, local avalanche forecaster with the Colorado Avalanche Information Center, will discuss area snowpack conditions. Other topics will include planning and preparing for backcountry travel, recognizing avalanche terrain, decision making and group dynamics in the backcountry, as well as basic search and rescue with beacons, shovels and probes. An open forum will follow the presentation.
Space at the event is limited. Those who wish to attend are asked to RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if your birthplace holds keys to who you are and why you're here? This is the subject of "The Essentials of Radical Grounding," which takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, in Eagle. The course is offered by The Wholeness Project and Women's Empowerment Workshop.
Radical Grounding explores the landscapes of our birth as holding important information for whom we are and what sustains us. Calling on the indigenous wisdom of place, Kimberlie Chenoweth, MA, founder of The Wholeness Project, teaches how to reconnect with our roots in ways that will profoundly affect our life and inner knowing.
Chenoweth is a board certified professional counselor, Core Transformation trainer, master NLP practitioner, and visionary with a cross-cultural initiation from the Andes, Nepal, Tuva and Ireland. Based in Glenwood Springs, she has been in private practice working with individuals and groups since 1990. To register, call (970) 618-1976 or email Kimberlie at email@example.com.
Cost is $75.