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Podcast: Backcountry Winter Safety

From Colorado Outdoors

Stewardship Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Colorado Parks and Wildlife’s latest podcast episode discusses how to get in front of backcountry danger in the winter. 

Outdoor agencies across Colorado have seen an increase in park visitation and off-grid winter recreation. Recreating in the backcountry requires certain precautions and equipment to ensure a safe outdoor experience.

Podcast host Mark Johnson talks with two CPW experts on winter backcountry recreation. Ben Plankis is the trails coordinator for the northeast region of the agency and Michael Haskins is a park ranger at Chatfield State Park who assist backcountry search and rescue teams with rescue missions.

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