Winter Tracks & Sign Course

Course Info
· Max. Size: 8
· Length: 1-Day
· Tuition: $50
· Where: Wolfeboro, NH

Learn To See And Understand Tracks, As Well As Traditional Snowshoe Skills

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Learn about traditional snowshoes and snowshoe bindings, then spend the day on them in search of animal tracks.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completing of the course, students should understand:

  • Snowshoes and traditional bindings
  • Snowshoe techniques: what to do and what not to do
  • 3 types of tracking
  • 3 jobs of the tracker
  • Clear print analysis
  • Gait pattern and what they tell us
  • Sign tracking
  • How to go about learning to track
  • Avoiding common pitfalls
  • Tree ID in winter


Participants will need to dress warmly. Bring your own snowshoes if you have them. We will have snowshoes to borrow. These are military surplus snowshoes and participants will make their own traditional bindings. .

Who this course is for: Anyone interested in snowshoeing and tracking.
When: Course runs from 10 am to 4 pm, with a break for lunch. Bring a lunch.
Where: The Jack Mountain Bushcraft Folk School. 267 Camp School Road in Wolfeboro.
What to bring: Seasonally appropriate clothes, notebook and pen, lunch. Also bring any tracking information (books, kits, etc.) that you’ve got.

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