U.S. Forest Service hosts Winter Snowshoe Hikes

Release Date: Feb 5, 2016  

Contact(s): Rebecca Garcia (209) 532-3671 X244

Sonora, California, February 5, 2016 – The public is invited to come and join in the fun; the Stanislaus National Forest (STF) is hosting free interpretive, snowshoe hikes every Saturday this winter at 10 a.m., weather permitting.  
These snowshoe hikes begin at the Dodge Ridge courtyard, are typically two miles long and cover mild terrain. 
No experience is necessary to participate. The public is advised to dress appropriately for the weather – dressing in layers with waterproof boots, pants, hat, gloves, etc.  These are interpretive hikes consisting of several stops.  For your comfort, please bring a personal water supply and snacks. Snowshoes can be rented at Dodge Ridge or at other neighboring businesses.
For any questions or comments related to this interpretive program, please contact Marie Malo, Natural Resources Interpretive Specialist at: 209-965-3434 x5343 or mgmalo@fs.fed.us. For further Forest information, call: the Stanislaus NF Supervisor’s Office at:  209-532-3671; Calaveras Ranger District (RD) at 209-795-1381; Groveland RD 209-962-7825; Mi-Wok RD at 209-586-3234 or Summit RD at 209-965-3434.