The Almanor Ranger District on the USDA Forest Service’s Lassen National Forest is scheduling its Annual Guided Snowshoe Tours for this winter season with the first tour scheduled for January 17th. These tours are open to the general public, community, and school groups.
The tour covers a variety of topics during the one to two-hour program. Some of the topics covered are basic winter survival skills, environmental education, and local history.
The Tours take place in the surrounding LNF, but locations vary depending on current snow conditions.
Snowshoes for these tours are provided free of charge and are geared for beginners but can be strenuous depending on terrain and snow powder conditions.
There is the option of tailoring the tour program to include the California State Standards for environmental education by request.
This is a great way to enjoy this winter season on the Lassen National Forest and to explore the forest while on snowshoes,” said Forest Supervisor Deb Bumpus.
“There’s the magical experience of floating over the snow on snowshoes among snow-laden trees, animal tracks to follow, and the quiet of the snow-hushed forest.”
2020 Winter Snowshoe Tours will be held on Friday, January 31st, Saturday, February 8th and Friday, February 22nd, with times to be announced.
All tours require reservations. To reserve your spot, schedule your school, or get more information about our snowshoe program, contact Carlos Holguin, Visitor Information Services, at (530) 258-2141 or by email at [email protected].