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U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR
BUREAU OF LAND MANAGEMENT NEWS RELEASE
Cody Field Office
 
Release Date: 06/01/10
Contacts: Sarah Beckwith    
  307-347-5207    

Join the BLM for a Hike to Bald Peak: A National Trails Day Event


In celebration of National Trails Day, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Cody Field Office will lead a hike on the Bald Peak Trail on Saturday, June 5.

Hikers of all ages are invited to this free event intended to build awareness of recreation opportunities on public land and to show how hiking can make a healthy impact on the lives of those who participate.

BLM Geologist Lisa Marks, Wildlife Biologist Destin Harrell and Recreation Technician Mike Peterson will guide participants up Bald Peak as they describe the natural history of the area. Bald Peak, at an elevation of 8,600 feet, affords hikers spectacular views of the Clark’s Fork of the Yellowstone River 4,000 feet below. Participants will look into Clark's Fork Canyon for mountain goats and enjoy the vistas of the surrounding area including Heart Mountain, the Beartooth Mountain Range and the Absaroka Mountain Range. Many songbirds and wildflowers can be found along the trail and will be identified throughout the hike. Participants may also encounter antelope, mule deer, elk, bears and raptors. The trail is rated as moderate.

All hikers will meet at the Cody Field Office, 1002 Blackburn Avenue, at 7:30 a.m. and caravan 25 miles to the trailhead. Bring water, a sack lunch and sunscreen. Dress appropriately in hiking boots and clothing for rain or shine. Binoculars and cameras are also recommended.

National Trails Day is coordinated nationally by the American Hiking Society and locally by the BLM. In addition to this hike, more than 1,000 similar events will be held across the country and enjoyed by more than one million people. For more information about National Trails Day, contact the American Hiking Society at 301-565-6704 or visit www.americanhiking.org.

For more information about Cody’s National Trails Day celebration, contact Lisa Marks at 307-578-5942.

 



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.
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Cody Field Office   1002 Blackburn Avenue      PO Box 518      Cody, WY 82414-0518  

Last updated: 06-01-2010