small camp fire with backpack and trees in the background

Today’s Guided nature Program…


In studying wilderness survival, a lot can be learned from the indigenous cultures about the uses of plants for shelter, food, clothing, tools, and medicine. When you make baskets, bows, arrows, rope, and fire making devices, and many other things from plants, you begin to know not only their names, but their personality and how and where they grow. During the Survival in the Mountains program/hike, you will get to know intimately some of the local plants in the Bogus Basin area with multiple uses as you make cordage and sample some of the wild cuisine. This workshop combines the perspective of the survivalist with that of the ethnobotanist. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

September 2, 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. Remember to swing by the Double R Ranch BBQ Smokehouse for lunch and some 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 Ages +16

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.