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Snowshoe outings planned for weekend

Staff Reports

Several of the areas state parks are offering cross country ski tours and snowshoe hikes Saturday and Sunday

Beginning Snowshoe, Saturday

This hike at Donner Memorial State Park is for the novice. The group is limited to the first 35 people who pre-register by calling Donner Memorial State Park. The hike will start at the Donner Memorial museum at 10 a.m. You should be in fairly good condition.

Bring ski poles to assist with your balance and snow boots. Bring snacks and water.

For more information, call 582-7892.

Animals in Winter, Saturday

Where do the animals go when the snow starts to fly? How do they live? What options do they have? See some active winter animals. We will follow tracks and have an enjoyable day of discovery at Sugar Pine Point State Park. This is an easy 3-4 hour hike. Meet at 10 a.m. at Sugar Pine Point ski trail parking lot near the campground kiosk. Bring snowshoes and binoculars. For more information, call 525-7232

Peak Hike, Sunday

Viewing the snow covered Sierra and enjoying your lunch on the mountaintop are two memorable experiences on this hike at Donner Memorial State Park.

Designed for the intermediate snowshoer, this hike gives you the opportunity to increase your skills while enjoying a backcountry experience. The hike is subject to cancellation due to inadequate or dangerous snow conditions. This is an intermediate four-mile hike; previous snowshoeing experience is a must.

Meet at 10 a.m. at Donner Memorial State Park, Emigrant Trail Museum parking lot.

Bring appropriate clothing (mountain peaks can be extremely windy at times so be prepared to add layers for warmth), water, snacks and lunch, sunscreen, sunglasses/goggles, camera (optional), gloves and hat. For more information, call 582-7892.

Snowshoe to the Frozen

Waterfalls, Sunday

Snowshoe or hike (if little snow) to the waterfalls on Hot Springs Creek at Grover Hot Springs State Park. With luck the falls will be frozen.

This is an easy, three-mile hike.

Meet at 10 a.m. at Grover Hot Springs campground entrance station. Bring snowshoes, winter hiking boots, snacks, water, sunscreen and layered clothing.

For more information, call 694-2248.


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