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Elko District Office
Release Date: 06/20/13
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2013-048

Take it Outside for free summer guided hikes

ELKO, Nev. – A series of free summer guided hikes in picturesque Lamoille Canyon of the Humboldt-Toiyable National Forest is being offered as part of the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) Take It Outside program.

The BLM’s Elko District is teaming up with the U.S. Forest Service, Cedar Creek Clothing, and the Northeastern Nevada Stewardship Group to offer three summer hikes culminating in an overnight backpack hike.

The hikes begin July 20th in connection with National Public Lands Day. Subsequent hikes are planned for Aug. 24 and Sept. 21. One week prior to each hike, there will be free classes on backpacking, hiking and first aid at Cedar Creek Clothing beginning at 10 a.m. More information will be provided as the date draws near and will also be posted to the BLM website at or on Cedar Creek Clothing’s Facebook page.

Take It Outside is BLM’s flagship youth engagement program. It was established to help ensure young people from all backgrounds have access to outdoor recreational opportunities on public lands while fostering future generations of public land stewards. Stressing health, family, fun, and stewardship, Take It Outside provides opportunities for young people to engage in outdoor recreation, non-formal education, and volunteer projects.

Detailed information will also be available 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 sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of America’s public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations. In Fiscal Year 2015, the BLM generated $4.1 billion in receipts from activities occurring on public lands.

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

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