Forest Service accepting reservations for 2013 Winter Trek Express

Release Date: Dec 20, 2012  

Contact(s): Public Affairs, Cheva Heck (530) 543-2608, or Lisa Herron (530) 543-2815

[Image]: United States Forest Service Shield.South Lake Tahoe, Calif.  –The U.S. Forest Service Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit will begin accepting reservations for the 2013 Winter Trek Express program on Monday, December 17, 2012. Teachers may reserve a spot by calling the Forest Service front desk at (530) 543-2694, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Winter Trek Express is a 5th-grade environmental education program that takes place at Heavenly Mountain Resort via the gondola. Forest Service rangers lead the class through the wilderness to learn snowshoe skills and discover winter adapting animals. Winter Trek Express is a cooperative effort between the Forest Service, Heavenly Mountain Resort, the City of South Lake Tahoe and the Tahoe Heritage Foundation.

Winter Trek Express begins January 8, 2012, and continues through March 28, 2012, weather permitting. Field trips are offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

For more information, contact Megan Dee at (530) 543-2618, email or Joy Barney at (530) 543-2685, email or visit