Winter has arrived in Alaska and it’s time to get prepared for outdoor recreation in the snow! The COVID pandemic pushed many Alaskans into the state’s easily accessible public lands where they enjoy our great natural beauty. With Alaska’s public health officials’ encouragement, we responded in seemingly record numbers. As summer turned to fall and then winter you may be nervous about going out in the winter: it brings new risks and many rewards. Being prepared for the cold and snow requires proper clothing, equipment, food, and liquids. In the summer one needs just running shoes, pants, and a top. Winter requires us to be prepared for temperatures in the teens, or colder! Small mistakes are amplified by harsh weather, short days, and deep snow. A well-prepared person, however, can get the joy of the midday sun streaming through the trees or the Northern Lights doing their green dance on an absolutely quiet night. We’ll have Alli Harvey, Anchorage Daily News Columnist, and Rick Roth from Alaska Mountaineering Hiking answering questions about winter recreation for beginners.
HOST: Paul Twardock
- Alli Harvey, Achorage Daily News columnist will give us a beginners perspective
- Rick Roth from Alaska Mountaineering Hiking answering questions about winter gear
BROADCAST: Thursday, November 19th, 2020. 2:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. AKT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Thursday, November 19th, 2020. 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. AKT
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