SUSANVILLE, Calif., December 30, 2019 -- The Almanor Ranger District on the USDA Forest Service’s Lassen National Forest (LNF) is scheduling its Annual Guided Snowshoe Tours for this winter season with the first tour scheduled for Jan. 17. 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 Deb Bumpus, forest supervisor. “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.”
Upcoming 2020 Winter Snowshoe Tour Schedule (Times to be announced)
- Friday, Jan. 31
- Saturday, Feb. 8
- Friday, Feb. 22
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