ELKO — 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 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 20 in connection with National Public Lands Day. Subsequent hikes are planned for Aug. 24 and Sept. 21.
One week prior to each hike at 10 a.m. there will be free classes on backpacking, hiking and first aid at Cedar Creek Clothing
More information will be provided as the date draws near and will also be posted to the BLM website at www.blm.gov/rv5c , 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, 3900 Idaho St.; Cedar Creek Clothing, 453 Idaho St., or the U.S. Forest Service at 140 Pacific in Wells.
For information, call Zach Pratt at 753-0212; Duane Jones at 738-3950 or Nancy Taylor at 752-3357.