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Elko District Office
Release Date: 01/08/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-020

Snowshoeing by Moonlight

ELKO, Nev. – Come join the Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, for the first installment of this winter’s moonlight snowshoe hikes. This event is a fun, free family outing at Lamoille Canyon beginning at 6 p.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013.

The two-hour event will offer a unique opportunity to capture the lunar glow of Lamoille Canyon and enjoy some free hot chocolate and a warming campfire. This trek is for all ages and skill levels. Come alone or bring your family, new friends await at the hike. Snowshoers should meet at the Powerhouse picnic site in Lamoille Canyon.

This is the first event of the winter for the snowshoe hikes. Two more hikes are planned for Feb. 23 and March 23. More information will be provided as the dates draw near and will also be posted to the BLM website at These events are made possible with the assistance of the U.S. Forest Service and Cedar Creek Clothing in Elko.

Snowshoes are available for the first 40 people who register. 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.

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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: 01-28-2013