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BLM offers moonlight snowshoe outing Feb. 23 at Angel Creek Campground in Wells


Future hike set for March 23.

ELKO — The Bureau of Land Management offers a moonlight snowshoe hike at 5:30 p.m. Feb. 23 at the Angel Creek Campground near Wells. This is the second outing in a series of BLM Take it Outside hikes.

Free snowshoe use is provided to the first 40 who register. The two-hour event includes free hot chocolate, a campfire and the opportunity to view Angel Creek under a lunar glow. The trek is for all ages and skill levels. Individuals and families are welcome.

One more hike in the Take it Outside series is planned for March 23. For more information, check the BLM website.

Teaming up with the BLM to provide activities on public lands are the U.S. Forest Service and Cedar Creek Clothing in Elko.

The Angel Creek Campground is eight miles south of Wells on state Route 231. From Interstate 80, take exit 351 W. Wells to NV-231 W/Angel Lake Road.

Register for the event at the BLM office, 3900 Idaho St. in Elko;  Cedar Creek Clothing, 453 Idaho St. in Elko; or the U.S. Forest Service office, 140 Pacific Ave. in Wells. Those interested in the hike also can call Zach Pratt, 775-753-0212; Duane Jones, 775-738-3950; or Nancy Taylor, 775-752-3357.

Chris Moran
Chris Moranhttp://travelnevada.com
Chris Moran has lived in Reno since 1996, and currently works at the Nevada Division of Tourism as a public relations specialist. She is a former editor and writer at the Reno Gazette-Journal, and has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of California, Berkeley. Her hobbies include skiing, hiking, reading, photography, coffee and coffeehouses, and exploring Nevada. Check out her blog at www.ChrisinNevada.wordpress.com.