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Guided Snowshoe Tours Continue This Friday on Almanor District

Guided snowshoe hikes are a popular winter attraction on the Lassen Forest. ~U.S. Forest Service photo

With the arrival of last week’s new snow, the Almanor Ranger District has announced that they will resume their guided snowshoe tours for this winter season. The next tour will be this Friday, March 9th. Participants with reservations will meet at the Swain Snowmobile Park located north of Westwood off Lassen County Road A21 at 1:00p.m.

These tours are offered to the general public, community and school groups. Snowshoes for these tours are provided free of charge.

The tours are geared for beginners but can be strenuous depending on terrain and snow powder conditions. Tours take place in the surrounding Lassen National Forest, but locations vary depending on current snow conditions.

A variety of topics are covered during the one to two-hour program, including basic winter survival skills, environmental education and local history.

If requested, programs can be tailored to include the California State Standards for environmental education. Charter schools, home schools, and other adventurous groups are encouraged to call for group reservations Tuesdays through Thursdays.

A great way to enjoy the winter season is by exploring your national forest on snowshoes. Floating over the snow on snowshoes among snow-laden trees, with animal tracks to follow and the quiet of a snow-hushed forest is a magical experience.

All tour programs require reservations. To reserve your spot or get more information about our snowshoe program contact Carlos Holguin, Visitor Information Services at (530) 258-2141 or by email at: [email protected].

Enjoying the sites and sounds of the snowy woods on a guided hike. ~ LNF Photo
Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso Publisher/Editor
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