There is nothing like spending time outside during the winter to breathe in the crisp air and enjoy the winter wonderland on snow shoes.
The Forest Service will begin their winter snowshoe walk and education programs in January. “This is a great opportunity for people to try a new activity and learn more about the forest and wildlife in winter,” said Jill Poulsen of the Eagle Lake Ranger District.
Walks will be held each Wednesday in January from 3:00p.m. to 4:30p.m. and participants will meet at the Eagle Lake Ranger District Office.
On Saturday, January 10th, there will be a moonlight walk starting at 7:00p.m., participants will meet at the intersection of Highway 44 and the Goumaz/Hog Flat Road (Forest Road 30N03).
On Saturday, January 24th, participants will meet at 10:00a.m. at the Fredonyer Snowmobile Park on Highway 36 near the top of Fredonyer Pass.
Interested participants are advised to call and reserve their space for the walks and to bring a hat, gloves, water, snacks, snow boots, sunglasses, and dress in layers. The Forest Service will provide snowshoes.
Additional snowshoe walks are available by special request for school and educational programs. Cross country skiers are welcome to join the walks. Call Jill Poulsen at the Eagle Lake Ranger District at (530) 257-5852 for information and to sign up.