Winter Trails Day
There was plenty of fresh snow for the more than 200 people who turned out for Winter Trails Day 2017 at the BLM Campbell Creek Science Center.
Staff, partners, and volunteers were on hand to teach winter recreation skills, including cross-country skiing, snow shoeing, geocaching, and fat-tire biking, Jan. 28, 2017. They provided help and reassurance, cheering on timid beginners and boosting the confidence of those looking to build their skills.
Fueled by hot chocolate and toasted marshmallows, kids and adults visited stations set up outside the Science Center. They scrambled through the snow shoe obstacle course, climbed inside the snow shelters, learned how to build a warming fire, watched rescue dogs go through their paces, and examined snowflakes under microscopes. There was even an opportunity to watch junior mushers compete in a sled dog race as it passed through the Campbell Tract.
Inside the Science Center, partners and representatives of community organizations provided information about recreation opportunities available throughout the winter.
Many thanks to our partners who made this event possible, including Recreational Equipment Inc. and the Municipality of Anchorage Department of Parks and Recreation.