Winter Trails Day on the Logan Ranger District

Release Date: Mar 14, 2012  

Contact(s): Kathy Jo Pollock 801-558-8016


MEDIA CONTACT: Kathy Jo Pollock (801) 558-8016

http://www.fs.usda.gov/uwcnf

WINTER TRAILS DAY ON THE LOGAN RANGER DISTRICT

Logan, Utah, March 14, 2012 - The Logan Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest invites the public to Winter Trails Day 2012.  The purpose of Winter Trails Day is to offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get outside in the winter and enjoy a day on snow. 

What: Winter Trails Day 2012

When: Saturday, March 17, 2012

Where: Sinks Winter Trailhead

Contact: To participate in the event contact, Lisa Thompson, lisathompson@fs.fed.us  801-690-4287

Website: http://www.snowlink.com

Join us from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. for an introduction to winter snow sports for the whole family, FREE of charge on Saturday, March 17, 2012, at the Sinks Winter Trailhead which is located approximately 28.6 miles east of the Logan Ranger District office on North U.S. Highway 89 (Logan Canyon Scenic Byway).  This year we will offer demonstrations, experiences and information on winter fun including:

  • Learning about ways to have fun and stay fit, warm and safe in the winter.
  • Discovering nature in the winter through snowshoe hikes, accessible recreation using adaptive equipment, and cross-country ski demos.  Try out equipment available for use at the event. 
  • Avalanche Awareness

Participants should wear warm clothing and snow boots.

Sponsored by: US Forest Service, Logan Ranger District, Common Ground Outdoor Adventures, Utah Avalanche Center, Utah Paw Power, Guy Perkins/Camp Chef, Utah State Parks, Wasatch West Snowmobile Association, Nordic United, Cache County Search and Rescue and many more!!

About Winter Trails Day:  The National Winter Trails organization is now in its 17th year, with free events at more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. (see www.wintertrails.org for more info).  These activities are intended to provide exercise and a chance to enjoy nature, plus most of them involve a minimal to modest learning curve. 

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