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Elko District Office
Release Date: 03/04/14
Contacts: Lesli Ellis , 775-753-0386 ,
News Release No. ELDO 2014-022

Final winter hiking event - Sunset/Moonrise Hike

ELKO, Nev. –Take it outside with other outdoor enthusiasts for a sunset/moonrise hike in the Cedar Ridge Wilderness Study Area near Jiggs, Nev. on Saturday, March 15 beginning at 4 p.m.

The Elko District, Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Cedar Creek Clothing are teaming up for the final event of the winter hiking series.

This hike is for all ages and skill levels to participate. Following the hike, hikers 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 four hours and is an opportunity to meet fellow outdoor enthusiasts and explore your public lands in a free, fun, family atmosphere.

Hikers should follow the directional signs on State Highway 228 (Jiggs Highway) approximately 27 miles from the junction of Lamoille and Jiggs Highways.

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 Zack Pratt at (775) 753-0212; 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