Almanor Ranger District to Offer FREE Snowshoe Walks Starting Feb 13, 2015
CHESTER, Calif. – Crisp, sunny winter days offer the perfect conditions for enjoying the Forest landscape. While there are several outdoor winter activities to choose from, the appeal of snowshoeing is that it is suitable for people of a variety of ages and fitness levels.
This winter, you are invited to come out to the Lassen National Forest, where you will have the opportunity to observe beautiful mountain landscapes, learn about Winter Survival, Trees and Wintering Animals of the Lassen National Forest, and pick up some tips on winter safety while walking on snowshoes.
These free snowshoe walks during the month of February are sponsored by the Almanor Ranger District in Chester. The first walk is planned for Friday, February 13, at 1:00 p.m. The second walk is set for Friday, February 27. Walks are dependent upon weather conditions, and pre-registration is required.
The walks are geared toward beginners and open to adults and children eight years and older. They are typically one to two miles long and last up to two hours. Programs will be held in a variety of locations throughout the Almanor Ranger District, depending upon snowpack.
Anyone interested in participating is encouraged to sign up early. Additional snowshoe walks, which can be adapted to compliment California State Education standards, are available by special request for schools and educational programs.
For those who find the idea of snowshoeing intriguing and want to try it out, please contact Carlos Holguin at the Almanor Ranger District at (530) 258-2141 for more information and to pre-register.