Snowshoeing unlocks the plethora of activities that occurs in northern New England forests on a daily and nightly basis. Wildlife is easier to spot without all of the leaves, and past visitors are readily discerned by the tracks and other wildlife signs that are left behind in the snow. Tracking enthusiast Joe LaRue will lead a snowshoe exploration on Tin Mountain’s timberlands on Saturday, February 23rd from 9am to noon.

This will be an excellent opportunity to wander through a variety of unique wildlife habitats and perhaps see moose, coyote, and fisher tracks and more. Looking to improve your wildlife tracking skills? Join Joe and Tin Mountain on Saturday, February 23rd!

Joe LaRue has lived and worked in the Mt. Washington Valley for the past 13 years. Joe became interested in tracking after hiking the Appalachian Trail and began to seek out schools and instructors to see what he could learn.  Joe’s personal goal is to become certified at the highest attainable level via the Cybertracker evaluation process.  This goal ought to keep him busy for the next 5 to 10 years.

Participants will meet at the Route 302 Maine Visitors Center in Fryeburg at 9AM. The trip is about a three-mile round trip over gently sloping terrain. Participants are urged to dress warm and bring water and a snack. Bring your own snowshoes or borrow ours. Cost to non-members is $3/person and $5/family; members are free. This program is sponsored in part by LL Bean and the Evenor Armington Foundation.