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Special Events-help you experience the great outdoors

Skiers enjoy Winter Trails Day at the BLM Campbell TractWinter Trails Day

Winter Trails Day promotes responsible winter recreation on our public lands. The event also connects trail users with various recreation groups in Anchorage.

Activities offered at Winter Trails Day 2011 included free use of cross-country skis, skate skis, and snowshoes (courtesy of REI and the Anchorage Parks and Recreation Ski Outreach Program); a GPS navigation and geocache activity; a self-guided snowshoe hike; fat tire bike demos; and clinics on outdoor safety basics, avalanche transceivers, snow shelter construction, skijoring, search and rescue dogs, and cross-country ski-waxing.

Winter Trails Day visitorsNumerous user groups provided info booths inside the Science Center: Alaska Trails, Anchorage Scoop the Poop Committee, Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Friends of Far North Bicentennial Park, Municipality Parks & Recreation Department, Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage, Eagle River Nature Center, Single Track Advocates, and more. Friends of the Campbell Creek Science Center provided hot chocolate, coffee, cookies and other snacks, and marshmallows for roasting.

Winter Trails Day 2011 at the BLM Campbell Tract attracted nearly 750 visitors of all ages, thanks to the support of our many volunteers and partner organizations.  We hope you'll join us in 2012!