This Saturday, we stayed in our beautiful city of Denver and lucked out with blue skies, as the GLC (Greenway Leadership Corps) learned to snowboard and ski on Denver’s own Ruby Hill Rail Yard. Ruby Hill is a free public park that has groomed hills and a terrain park for skiing, snowboarding, and sledding, located near the South Platte River in SE Denver.
At another stop, we learned about the importance of locator beacons in the backcountry and how to use them.
Then, with the beautiful RMNP as a backdrop, we heard about the career paths of our two Ranger guides. Both rangers had very intricate and fascinating stories which led them to be environmental educators in the park.
Afterward, we headed back to the visitor center for some much-needed food, and along the way spotted a coyote along the road and two golden eagles!