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Through March: Snowshoe Walks on Your National Forest!

Susanville, CA…The Lassen National Forest invites everyone to come out and enjoy the beautiful winter scenery.  What better way to do so than to engage in the unique and exhilarating recreational experience that snowshoeing offers?  The Almanor and Eagle Lake Ranger Districts will sponsor free educational snowshoe walks from January through March 2011.  These walks provide a ready opportunity for participants of all ages to try a new activity or revisit a familiar one.  They also offer the perfect occasion to learn more about the Forest and its wildlife, winter safety, and survival skills.

Walks will be held at a variety of locations throughout both districts.  Snowshoes are provided free of charge.  Participants should wear snow boots, layers of warm clothing (including waterproof pants if it is stormy), a hat, and gloves.  They should also bring sunscreen, sunglasses, water, and a snack.

The Almanor Ranger District in Chester will host public walks on Fridays, beginning January 14, 2011.  Hikes hosted by the Eagle Lake Ranger District will take place on Saturdays, beginning January 8, 2011.  For specific dates, meeting places, and times, please call the District offices or check the Forest website at  Special group walks, including school and educational programs, may also be scheduled by calling the district offices.  Each outing will last from 2-3 hours and vary in distance, depending on the group.  Walks are open to adults and children eight years and older.

Pre-registration is required, and those interested in participating are encouraged to call and reserve a space early.  For more information or to pre-register, call Almanor Ranger District at (530) 258-2141 or Eagle Lake Ranger District at (530) 257-4188. For TDD assistance, please dial (530) 252-6624.