Winter Trails Day on the Logan Ranger District


Hardware Ranch Jan 1965
Image by Aquistbe via Flickr

Salt Lake City, Utah, February 16, 2011 – The Logan Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest invites the public to Winter Trails Day 2011.  The purpose of Winter Trails Day is to offer people of all ages and abilities an opportunity to get outside in the winter and enjoy a day in the snow.

What: Winter Trails Day 2011

When: Saturday, February 26, 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Where: Hardware Ranch (15 miles east of Hyrum, Utah, in Blacksmith Fork Canyon)

Contact: Lisa Thompson (lisathompson@fs.fed.us or 801-625-5112)

Join us FREE of charge on Saturday, February 26, 2011, at Hardware Ranch, 15 miles east of Hyrum City, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. for an introduction to winter snow sports for the whole family.  This year we will offer demonstrations, experiences and information on winter fun including:

  • Learning about ways to have fun and stay fit, warm and safe in the winter.
  • Discovering nature in the winter through snowshoe hikes, accessible recreation using adaptive equipment, and cross-country ski demos. Trying out equipment available for use at the event.

Participants should wear warm clothing and snow boots.

Winter Trails Day is made possible by the following sponsors:  U.S. Forest Service –Logan Ranger District, Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah State Parks and Recreation, Utah State University Outdoor Recreation Department, Common Ground, Top of Utah Snowmobile Association, Cache Valley Sheriff’s Department and the Utah Avalanche Center. Volunteers from local organizations will be on hand to talk about outdoor winter recreation.

About Winter Trails Day: The National Winter Trails organization is now in its 16th year, with free events at more than 100 locations throughout the U.S. (seehttp://www.wintertrails.org for more info).  These activities are intended to provide exercise and a chance to enjoy nature, plus most of them involve a minimal to modest learning curve.

 

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