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January Tracking Event: Snow/Drift

posted Jan 9, 2017, 9:22 AM by Jonathan Poppele   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 9:35 AM ]
Come join us for our next Tracking Excursion at Ft. Snelling State Park:

Sunday, January 15
9:00am - 1:00pm

We will gather at the Ft. Snelling State Park visitor center:

Ft. Snelling State Park
101 Snelling Lake Rd
West St Paul, MN 55111

Snow creates a completely different landscape for tracking. While fresh snow can make seeing and following animal tracks easy, it can also create new challenges by obscuring track details, distorting the size and shape of common tracks, and changing animal behavior. We need to use different approaches and look for different clues to identify snowed-in our melted-out prints. This month, we will explore the tracks and sign covering the (hopefully) snowy landscape at Ft. Snelling.

This is an all-weather event and we spend time off trail. Please bring appropriate footwear and dress for several hours outdoors in sub-freezing temperatures.

We will gather at 9:00 in the fireplace room in the Visitor Center. We will head out on the trail about 9:20 and return to the visitor center about 11:00 to journal, share and wrap up the day. If you need to reach us the day of the outing, please call Donnie's cell phone at 952-334-5471.

Note that you need a State Park pass to drive to the Visitor Center, but you can park for free at the Historic Fort Snelling visitor center. It is about a half-mile walk past the historic fort and down the hill to get to the State Park visitor center. The Historic Fort parking is located at 200 Tower Ave, St Paul, MN 55111

RSVPs are encouraged, but not required.

Click Here for Directions

Ft. Snelling Visitor Center