Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer Family Snowshoe Tours on Saturdays.

Sawtooth National Forest

2647 Kimberly Road East

Twin Falls ID 83301

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Media Contact 208‐737-3262/731-8604

Julie Thomas

 

                                                                            

 

Sawtooth National Recreation Area to offer Family Snowshoe Tours on Saturdays.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area Headquarters will offer Saturday snowshoe treks for the whole family, starting Saturday, February 17, February 24, March 3 and March 17th at 11 a.m., meeting inside the Visitor Center. “We will learn about winter ecology and animal tracking, enjoy fun snow activities, and explore at a slower pace,” says Susan Kranz, Sawtooth National Recreation Area Visitor Center Manager. “Using snowshoes will give kids and adults a chance to investigate snowy habitats and discover what animals do in winter. We might find tracks leading to a home under a log, or witness a chickadee nesting in a tree.” The tours are free to kids 17 and under, and a limited number of snowshoes will be available. Be sure to register as soon as possible and reserve your snowshoes if needed to ensure a spot on the tour. Children 8 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

The Sawtooth NRA North Fork Visitor Center will also be open on Saturdays this winter starting on February 10th through March 17, from 8:30-5. During this time, you can purchase Nordic passes for all the Blaine County Recreation District trails by credit card or cash in the Visitor Center.

The Sawtooth National Recreation Area is a Snow School site through the Winter Wildlands Alliance.  Tours will be guided by Sawtooth National Recreation Area employees and volunteers who are knowledgeable about winter habitats and animal tracks.  The tours will last about an hour and a half and distances will be based on how far families want to go, averaging 1 to 1.5 miles. For more information and to register, call 727-5000.

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