U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIORBUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT
News.bytes Extra, issue 317
Outstanding cross-country skiing conditions on the Bizz Johnson Trail
Below, one of the benefits of working as a BLM outdoor recreation planner is having the responsibility to check current conditions. For Eagle Lake Field Office staff member Stan Bales (first photo below), this requires visiting the Bizz Johnson Trail on cross country skis. It's tough work. Notice the smile on his face. On his trail visits, Stan reports encountering local skiers and snowshoers thrilled to have outstanding conditions so close to home. (story continues below)
Local resident Gary Schoolcraft, second photo, was among those taking advantage of the great conditions this week.
Access to the trail, managed jointly by the BLM and Lassen National Forest, is easy via trailheads in Susanville, at Devil's Corral (about seven miles west of Susanville on Highway 36) and at Mason Station near Westwood. There are also great skiing and snowmobiling opportunities on national forest lands adjacent to the trail. Complete information can be found on the Lassen National Forest website.
The wintry weather is also proving picture postcard scenery. Here, the Susan River winds through a course of snow-covered boulders along the Bizz Johnson Trail.
Sunrise casts a golden glow on a snowfield in the Susanville Ranch Regional Park, which includes BLM-managed lands on the west side of Susanville:
For current information on winter conditions call the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office at (530) 257-0456.
- Jeff Fontana, 2/5/08
BLM California News.bytes, issue 317
|Last updated: 02-06-2008|