hiking for seniors

Tribute to Seniors

Happy National Senior Citizens Day! For millennia, the elderly have played an important role as leaders, nurturers, and guardians of tradition. As we spend today celebrating the older members of society, we can turn to our friends in the wild to learn about the elderly members of wildlife species. Humans, among other social animals, have evolved to live in groups

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The Science Behind Slacklining with GoPro Mountain Games

Slacklining is a sport and art that can be a balance training, recreation, and a moving meditation. It is similar, at first glance, to tightrope walking, and is accomplished by stretching and tensioning a 1”– 2” wide length of nylon/polyester webbing between two anchor points, most often trees. Its origin has most commonly been attributed to the rock climbing community

Wildlife Photography Event with HawkQuest

Exclusive Wildlife Photography Event with HawkQuest at Walking Mountains Science Center Lights, camera, talons! You are invited to experience birds of prey in up close and personal at Walking Mountains Science Center on Saturday, August 24. HawkQuest, a nonprofit raptor education organization based in Parker, CO, will bring a variety of raptors to Walking Mountains in partnership with the Vail

Be Bear Aware

It is the middle of summer here in the valley, which means that berries are starting to ripen. If you enjoy eating the berries here, then you are not alone. Black bears eat berries because they serve a critical role in the bears’ diets. As bears start moving about looking for food, you may find that they will wander into

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Hiking with a Purpose: Volunteers Needed to Serve as Citizen Scientists

Volunteers can help scientists understand how climate change is affecting the American pika in the White River National Forest Avon, CO– Hikers are needed to volunteer to collect data to help scientists understand the potential impacts of climate change on the American pika and their alpine habitat.  Hikers who spot pikas are often charmed by these cute relatives of rabbits