Snowshoe Hike in Lamoille Canyon February 10th

News Release: ELKO DISTRICT OFFICE NO. 2018-13

FOR RELEASE: For immediate release. CONTACT: Greg Deimel 775/753-0386, or gdeimel@blm.gov

Snowshoe Hike in Lamoille Canyon February 10th

ELKO, Nev. – The second community snow shoe hike will be in Lamoille Canyon near the vicinity of the Talbot Trail Parking Area located in the Ruby Mountains at 6:00p.m., Saturday, February 10th. If weather conditions do not allow for a snowshoe hike, a hike will take place.

The event will last approximately two hours. Snowshoes are available at no charge; please call the BLM Elko District office at (775) 753-0200 to reserve a pair of snow shoes or you can bring your own equipment. There may be several trails for this hike. After the hike, free snacks and hot chocolate will be served around a lit campfire.

To get to the Talbot Trail parking area take Hwy 227 from Elko toward Lamoille for 19 miles then turn right onto Lamoille Canyon Road. Travel 2.5 miles on Lamoille Canyon Road to the parking area on the right.

“All ages and abilities are welcome on the hike and we want people to come prepared for fun,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Mike Setlock. “Hikers should bring a flashlight or headlamp and we recommend dressing warmly in layers. Waterproof hiking boots and trekking poles are also encouraged.”

For more information and to sign-up for snow shoes, please call the BLM District Office at (775) 753-0200. You can also contact Mike Setlock of the BLM at (775)753-0200, or Jeremy Evans of the Forest Service at (775) 752-1705.

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Nevada State Parks, South Fork State Park have teamed up this to offer free guided snowshoe hikes this winter.

Photo caption: Join us at the warming fire on the next snowshoe hike on February 10, 2018 in Lamoille Canyon.

-BLM-

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