Backcountry safety courses offered
Courses designed to help keep people safe while in the backcountry are being offered by the Tahoe Rim Trail Association.
Courses range from snow camping 101, where guides will train participants on inter weather trip planning, back country cooking and staying warm.
The course starts March 2 and then brings students out to the wilderness March 16-17 to test their skills. Cost is $130 for rim trail members and $150 for nonmembers.
Rim Trail members will also conduct a two-day wilderness first aid course, including both classroom and field demonstrations.
The cost is $235 for members and $265 for nonmembers.