Forest Service to Offer Guided Snowshoe Walks at Swauk Sno-Park

Cle Elum – Majestic pines shrouded in snow appear as ghostly sentinels standing watch over the frozen landscape. Snowflakes drift through the still air and settle softly on a sparkling blanket of white snow. The call of a Raven breaks the silence.
 
You can explore the wonders of winter at Blewett Pass with the US Forest Service. Join a naturalist for a fun and exciting 2½ hour guided snowshoe walk. Uncover the secrets of life in a winter wonderland. Your guide will lead you though the frozen landscape in search of birds and tracks, will pause to listen to water moving beneath the snow, and discuss how life carries on in the Cascades in winter.
 
Snowshoe walks are open to all ages and will take place at 1 p.m. on January 27, 28, February 10, 11, 24, 25, and March 3 and 4. If you would like to participate in these snowshoe walks, advanced reservations are advised and can be made by calling 509-852-1062.
 
Snowshoe walk participants will meet at Swauk Campground Sno-Park located on Highway 97, just 22 miles north of Cle Elum. Your vehicle will need a one day or annual Washington State Sno-Park Permit; a groomed trail sticker is not needed. Bring a small day pack with snacks and water. Dress in layers avoiding cotton; bring a winter coat, hat, gloves, and sturdy winter boots. Snowshoes are provided or you can bring your own.
 
For more information about the guided snowshoe walk program please contact Kim Larned at 509-852-1062.
 
Kids on showshoe walk
Kids on a guided snowshoe hike on the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. Photo: USFS
 
Guided snowshoe walks are also happening at Snoqualmie Pass and Stevens Pass. More information.

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