BLM offers moonlight snowshoe hike Jan. 26 in Elko
Enjoy snowshoeing by the light of the moon Jan. 26 in Elko.
The guided snowshoe, sponsored by the Bureau of Land Management, begins at 6 p.m. at the California Trail Interpretive Center, Interstate 80 Exit 292, eight miles west of Elko. The hike location has changed from its originally scheduled departure point at Lamoille Canyon due to recent heavy snowfall, according to Lesli Ellis, public affairs specialist with the BLM’s Elko District Office. (Above, participants on a moonlight snowshoe hike last winter.)
The free, two-hour snowshoe is for all ages and skill levels. Guides will take participants on a trek that will cross streams, go up and down hills and through wooded and brushy areas. The event ends with a campfire, hot cocoa, coffee, tea and cookies. Snowshoes are available for the first 40 people who register.
To register, call Zach Pratt, 775-753-0212; Duane Jones, 775-738-3950; or Nancy Taylor, 775-752-3357; or register in person at these offices: BLM office, 3900 Idaho St., Elko; Cedar Creek Clothing, 453 Idaho St., Elko; U.S. Forest Service office, 140 Pacific Ave., Wells.
CAN’T MAKE IT JAN. 26? The BLM’s Elko District plans additional hikes Feb. 23 and March 23. Look for details on the website www.blm.gov/rv5c.