Lassen National Forest Almanor Ranger District to Host Guided Hike on Friday February 5

Release Date: Jan 28, 2016  

CHESTER, Calif., January 26, 2015 – Lassen National Forest's Almanor Ranger District will offer its next guided snowshoe walk on Friday, February 5 at the Almanor Ranger Station on Route 36.

"We are finally experiencing our first wet winter in several years," said Almanor District Acting Recreation Officer Stacy Kronner. “So many people live close to the Forest but have never seen it in its winter glory. We are encouraged by how many folks are snowshoeing for the first time.”

Attendees must be at least eight years old, and minors must be accompanied by an adult. Snowshoes are available free of charge, but cross-country skiers must provide their own equipment.

Participants should meet at the Almanor Ranger District Office at 1:00 pm. All interested parties must contact Stacy Kronner in advance at (530) 258-5162 or srkronner@fs.fed.us to register.

This is the third guided outing of the season organized by the Almanor Ranger District. Future walks are scheduled for February 19 and March 4. All programs require reservations.

Lassen National Forest lies at the Crossroads of California, where the granite of the Sierra Nevada, the lava of the Cascades and the Modoc Plateau, and the sagebrush of the Great Basin meet. The Forest is managed for recreational access as well as timber and firewood, forage for livestock, water, minerals, and other natural resources.