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Lassen Volcanic National Park offers ranger-led snowshoe walks

December 18, 2009 |  2:55 pm

Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are conducted once a day each weekend Dec. 26 through April 4 at Lassen Volcanic National Park.

Northeastern California's Lassen Volcanic National Park will be offering ranger-led snowshoe walks beginning Dec. 26.

The free walks (a $1 donation is suggested for the snowshoe use and maintenance) will be held every Saturday and Sunday at 1:30 p.m. through April 4.

Departing from the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center near the park's southwest entrance, the 1-1/2- to two- hour excursions are open to those age 8 and older (for safety reasons infants and children in carriers are not permitted).

Snowshoes will be provided, and rangers will instruct participants on snowshoeing techniques, winter mountain travel safety and outdoor survival tips (not that they plan to have anyone need survival tips on this trek). They do advise, however, that attendees wear warm boots and dress in layers for winter conditions -- and be prepared to spend the night in your vehicle, if necessary, as weather can change quickly.

--Kelly Burgess

Photo: Ranger-led snowshoe hikes are conducted once a day each weekend Dec. 26 through April 4 at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Credit: Ann Brenoff/Los Angeles Times

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