Emerald Lakes Teamwork and Trails! June 10-14
Five days of backpacking, trail building and backcountry games!
This will be the first trip of the season where HoWLers get the chance to invest some sweat equity into Kachemak Bay State Park. We will be working on improving trails, maintaining facilities and learning about trail design and maintenance. The goal is for youth to have some ownership over their park and understand the work that goes into keeping trails open and enjoyable for years to come. HoWL prides itself on giving back and having a blast while we do it! In our down time we will be camping, learning and laughing, along with building memories and friendships that last a lifetime!
We will be dropping off at Glacier Spit trail and focusing our trail work on Emerald lake trail. There will be 3 afternoons of capture the flag and other games in the basin around the tram. Team/instructor perimeter sweeps and loud bear scare tactics will be used to clear the area of any potential bear danger before each round of capture the flag. Each team will have bear flares and spray. Bear safety will be briefed before each round of capture the flag.
As on all HoWL trips, health, safety, teamwork and leadership development and fun are key elements to the success of the trip. Lessons on all of the above will enrich the expedition during teachable moments. HoWL instructors have all the experience they need to keep everyone safe and having fun!
Please note your Client Responsibilities: 1) all clients will be required to follow the safety policies and procedures of HOWL and the guides’ instructions during activities. 2) All clients (and parents) will be required to sign a Participant Release of Liability, Waiver of Claims, Assumption of Risks and Indemnity Agreement in favor HOWL before departing on any trip; and 3) each client (and their parents) agree and acknowledge when they sign up for HOWL activities that they have significant responsibilities for their own safety and they agree they are ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE for their own safety during participation in HOWL activities.