small camp fire with backpack and trees in the background

Today’s Guided nature Program…


This half day program and hike will introduce you to the important basic knowledge and selected skills you will need to confidently manage common wilderness and remote backcountry emergencies. During the Survival in the Mountains program you’ll get valuable information and learn some practical techniques you can use to protect yourself and others from the hazards of the terrain, weather, wildlife, and other hazardous environmental conditions. You will learn about emergency shelters, fire building, how to locate and purify water, what to include in your personal “possibles” or survival kit, and how to devise a reliable self-rescue strategy. Includes instruction, information handouts, and other relevant learning materials. This program is only one of the many guided nature programs offered this summer.

When & Where

August 19, 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 drinks after the program!

How to Register

To sign up for this or any of our awesome Guided Nature Programs, please send an email to dirk@bogusbasin.org indicating the program you wish to register for, date, and the number of people in your group.

FREE All Are Welcome!

Meet your Guide!

Hit the trail with Ray Vizgirdas, retired Wildlife Biologist and lifelong Naturalist for this installment of our Guided Nature 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 Saturday mornings/afternoons and Tuesday evenings, Ray covers a new topic relevant to the time of year. Whether it’s wildflowers and edible/useful plants or nature photography and animal behavior, you’re bound to learn a thing or two on your outing.