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Release Date: 06/11/12
Contacts: Lesley A. Elser    

Trails Center Announces Spring Wildflower Hike on Muddy Mountain

Interpreters from the National Historic Trails Interpretive Center (NHTIC) are conducting a guided hike at Muddy Mountain on June 23, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 Asters on Muddy Mountain.
Asters on Muddy Mountain.

“This a great opportunity for families and children to explore the beautiful trails of Muddy Mountain,” said BLM interpreter Jason Vlcan. “The wildflowers should be spectacular.”

The hike is approximately 3 miles on easy to moderate trail. Hikers will meet at the Trails Center at 10:00 a.m. and caravan to the site. Wear sturdy shoes or boots, and bring water, sun screen and snacks.

The program is free, but space is limited. To make reservations, or for more information contact Jason Vlcan at (307) 261-7780.

The 1,260-acre Muddy Mountain Environmental Education Area is a popular recreation area south of Casper. The interpretive nature trail has 28 interpretive signs and is handicap accessible. Two overlooks on the trail provide a unique view of the valley below.

The family-friendly hike is part of the BLM’s “Take it Outside” initiative, which encourages families and youth to explore the great outdoors.

The NHTIC is a part of the BLM's National Landscape Conservation System (NLCS). The areas of the NLCS are specifically designed to conserve, protect and restore the exceptional scientific, natural, cultural, ecological, historical, and recreation values of these treasured landscapes.

The NHTIC is a public-private partnership between the BLM and the National Historic Trails Center Foundation. The facility is located at 1501 N. Poplar Street, Casper, Wyo. The Center is currently operating on summer hours, and is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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.

Trails Center   1501 North Poplar Street      Casper, WY 82601  

Last updated: 06-11-2012