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Elko District Office
Release Date: 01/28/14
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-013

Take it Outside and Snowshoe!

ELKO, Nev. – Snow or no snow; moon or no moon, come join other outdoor enthusiasts for a nighttime snowshoeing around Angel Creek Campground near Wells, Nev. on Saturday, Feb. 15 beginning at 6 p.m.

The Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Cedar Creek Clothing are teaming up for the second of three winter moonlight snowshoe hikes.

This hike is for all ages and skill levels to participate. Following the hike, snowshoers can enjoy a beautiful moonlit night, the pop and crackle of a campfire, free hot chocolate, marshmallows, and great conversations. This event will last approximately two hours and is an opportunity to meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts in a free, fun, family atmosphere. Snowshoers should meet at the Angel Creek Campground located 8 miles south of Wells, NV on State Route 231 at 6 p.m. (From Elko, take exit 351 and make an immediate right till you see the sign for to the campground).

One more hike is planned for March 15 in the Cedar Ridge Wilderness Study Area near Jiggs, Nev. More information will be provided as the dates draw near and will also be posted to the BLM website at

Snowshoes, provided for free by Cedar Creek Clothing, are available for the first 50 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 Lesli Ellis at (775) 753-0386; Duane Jones at (775) 738-3950 or Nancy Taylor at (775) 752-1705.

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  

Last updated: 04-17-2015