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Lassen Park Featuring Snowshoe Walks Each Weekend Till March 31st

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lassenparksnowshoeLooking for something fun to do in the outdoors this weekend? Lassen National Park will be offering ranger-led snowshoe walks to the public each Saturday and Sunday, from 1:30 to 3:30, until March 31st, weather permitting.

Ranger-led snowshoe walks are an excellent way to learn or practice snowshoeing techniques and explore Lassen in its winter form.

The walks cover one to two miles of moderately strenuous terrain. They don’t follow a trail—the hike is an off-trail exploration through the forests near the Visitor Center.

At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins.

Please note that walks may be canceled at the last minute due to extreme weather conditions. Please feel free to call (530) 595-4480 ahead to check on conditions.

The guided walk begins at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center at the park’s Southwest Entrance off of Hwy 36. There are no ranger-led walks at the park’s Northwest Entrance.

Snowshoes are provided, a $1 donation is requested to cover maintenance costs.

Organized groups or groups larger than 10 planning on attending a regularly scheduled walk must schedule a ranger-led snowshoe walk outside of regularly scheduled walks. Space is limited; obtain a free ticket at the front desk the day of.

Walks are open to those eight years of age and older; children in carriers are not allowed due to safety concerns.

Appropriate clothing and footwear are recommended such as; water-resistant hiking boots or snow boots, layered clothing and water or wind resistant outer layer, hats, gloves and sunglasses.

Snowshoes are only provided for the ranger-led activity; the park does not rent snowshoes or other winter equipment.

Jeremy Couso
Jeremy Couso
SusanvilleStuff.com Publisher/Editor
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