I'm already signed up for a Level 1 class through Northwest Mountain School in early Jan, but I'd be down for any additional learning opportunities. You can never have enough training, right?
Not sure if it's possible, but what I'd like to see from this is more in the field observations and an actual tour. With the Level 1 class, we really only have one full day out in the backcountry.
Is that with John and Olivia? I've heard good things about them.
and no, you can never have enough training...
I think it's a civic duty to give back. much of the kowledge I got, I got from guys I have toured after I took my avi 1. guys with avi minds like killclimbz.
As it is now, I often do tours around heather ridge more like you decribed. kinda just showing other riders around and area I know pretty well, and some of teh stuff to look out for.. some new guys, some are vetran visitors.