DNR’s Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program offers ‘Beyond BOW’ winter cabin/ski/snowshoe workshop

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources’ Becoming an Outdoors-Woman program will offer a Beyond BOW winter cabin ski/snowshoe workshop for women. Scheduled for the weekend of March 6-8, 2015, the program is designed for women who have previous cross-country ski and snowshoe experience and would like to expand on their skills and abilities.

The workshop starts at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6, at Wilderness State Park, 903 Wilderness Park Drive, near Carp Lake, Michigan. Participants are asked to bring their own camping gear. See registration papers for more details.

"To participate in this Beyond BOW workshop, everyone must have solid previous experience with cross-country skiing and snowshoeing,” said Sharon Pitz, Becoming and Outdoors-Woman program coordinator. “The March workshop aims to help women expand on the skills they may have been taught at previous workshops – things like back-country cooking, reading and using maps and compasses, wilderness first aid, snowshoeing and skiing.”

The trip will include both days at Wilderness State Park. Participants should prepare to spend plenty of time outside. The cost for this event is $115 and includes lodging and some meals. Participants will stay in a rustic bunkhouse that will sleep up to 24 women in 12 sets of bunk beds.

Participants must be 18 or older. Enrollment is limited to 24 people and the registration deadline is Feb. 16.

Class information and registration materials are available online at www.michigan.gov/bow and registration can be paid online at www.michigan.gov/estore.

This Beyond BOW workshop is a rain, shine or snow event. For more information, contact Sharon Pitz at 906-228-6561 or pitzs@michigan.gov.