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Northern California District
Release Date: 01/22/10
Contacts: Jeff Fontana , (530) 252-5332  
News Release No. CA-N-10-29

Storms Leave Excellent Cross Country Skiing Conditions on Bizz Johnson Trail

Recent winter storms in northern California have left excellent cross country skiing and snowshoeing conditions on the Bizz Johnson National Recreation Trail between Susanville and Westwood.

“There is great coverage even on the lower elevations closest to Susanville,” said Stan Bales of the Bureau of Land Management’s Eagle Lake Field Office in Susanville. “We encourage everyone to get out there while the lower elevation snow hangs on.”

Bales said good trail conditions can be conserved if users follow these winter tips:

• Walkers and snow shoe users should stay out of the tracks set by cross country skiers.  Once Nordic tracks are set, they serve many skiers; foot prints make these tracks difficult for skiers.
• Snow shoe users should create their own set of tracks, as should walkers.
• Equestrians should use the trail only when it is firm or frozen, and stay off ski tracks if riding in snow.

The eastern six miles of trail from Susanville to the Devil’s Corral trailhead is closed to vehicles, including snowmobiles.  The areas on the Lassen National Forest west of Goumaz are open to snowmobiles.


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Last updated: 01-25-2010