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Elko District Office
Release Date: 02/07/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-025

Snowshoeing by Moonlight

ELKO, Nev. – The second outing for the annual Bureau of Land Management’s Take It Outside Moonlight Snowshoe hikes will take place Feb. 23, 2013 at the Angel Creek Campground located near Wells, Nev. beginning at 5:30 p.m.

Free snowshoe use is provided for the first 40 who register. The two-hour event will offer free hot chocolate, a warming campfire and the opportunity to view Angel Creek under a lunar glow. This trek is for all ages and skill levels. Come alone or bring your family.

This is the second event of the winter for the snowshoe hikes. One more hike is planned for March 23. More information will be provided as the date draws near and will also be posted to the BLM website at

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

The Angel Creek Campground is located eight miles south of Wells on State Route 231. From I-80, take exit 351 W. Wells to NV-231 W/Angel Lake Rd.

You can register at the BLM office at 3900 Idaho St.; Cedar Creek Clothing at 453 Idaho Street; or the U.S. Forest Service at 140 Pacific in Wells. You can also call Zach Pratt at (775) 753-0212; Duane Jones at (775) 738-3950 or Nancy Taylor at (775) 752-3357.

The BLM manages more than 245 million acres of public land, the most of any Federal agency. This land, known as the National System of Public Lands, is primarily located in 12 Western states, including Alaska. The BLM also administers 700 million acres of sub-surface mineral estate throughout the nation. The BLM's mission is to manage and conserve the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations under our mandate of multiple-use and sustained yield. In Fiscal Year 2013, the BLM generated $4.7 billion in receipts from public lands.

Elko District Office   3900 E. Idaho St.      Elko, NV 89801  

Last updated: 02-08-2013