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Snowshoeing through history and full moon hikes at Sugar Pine Point

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Courtesy Brian Baer / Ed Z'berg Sugar Pine Point STake a snowshoe hike through history with California State Park Interpretive Specialist Lindsay Harbison Jan. 28.
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TAHOE, Calif. and#8212; California State Park Interpretive Specialist Lindsay Harbison will lead a Snowshoe Through History hike along Lake Tahoeand#8217;s magical west shore at Ed Zand#8217;Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Saturday, Jan. 28. This easy and fun tour explores the parksand#8217; spectacular lakefront and the grounds of the historic Hellman-Ehrman estate. Learn about the natural environment that attracted Tahoeand#8217;s earliest settlers and explore the fascinating history of this Tahoe landmark.-

The Snowshoe Through History hike starts at 11 a.m. and begins near the restrooms in the day use side of the park (lake side entrance off Highway 89). The free program lasts approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. There is a parking fee of $8 per vehicle. Bring water, snacks and your own snowshoes, or rent snowshoes at a sporting goods shop such as West Shore Sports in Homewood. Adverse weather conditions may cancel the event, so please call 530-525-9528 to confirm.

For information and an expanded schedule of the winter activities offered by California State Parks visit http://www.parks.ca.gov under Ed Zand#8217;Berg Sugar Pine Point State Park.-

Full moon hike

California State Park Rangers will lead a Full Moon Snowshoe Hike at Ed Zand#8217;berg Sugar Pine Point State Park Saturday, Feb. 4. The tour begins on the Day Use (lake side) of the park and also explores the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate. Experience snowshoeing along the snow-covered Tahoe shoreline sparkling under the full moonand#8217;s light.

There will be a beginnerand#8217;s snowshoe clinic at 6:30 p.m. sponsored by West Shore Sports. The Full Moon hike starts promptly at 7 p.m. and begins in the day use side of the park. The programs last approximately 1 and 1/2 hours. Cost is $20 for adults and $5 for children under 12. The cost includes event parking and snowshoe rentals, if needed. All proceeds from the tours support the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Wear warm, layered clothing, waterproof shoes and bring a flashlight.-

Space is limited and reservations are required through State Park partner West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920.