ELKO – The second community snowshoe hike of the season will be in Lamoille Canyon near the vicinity of the Talbot Trail Parking Area located in the Ruby Mountains at 6 p.m. Saturday.

If weather conditions do not allow for a snowshoe hike, a hike will take place.

The event will last approximately two hours. Snowshoes are available at no charge; call the BLM Elko District office at 753-0200 to reserve a pair or you can bring your own equipment.

There may be several trails for this hike. After the hike, free snacks and hot chocolate will be served around a campfire.

“All ages and abilities are welcome on the hike and we want people to come prepared for fun,” said BLM Outdoor Recreation Planner Mike Setlock. “Hikers should bring a flashlight or headlamp and we recommend dressing warmly in layers. Waterproof hiking boots and trekking poles are also encouraged.”

To get to the Talbot Trail Parking Area take Lamoille Highway from Elko toward Lamoille for 19 miles then turn right onto Lamoille Canyon Road. Travel 2.5 miles on Lamoille Canyon Road to the parking area on the right.

For more information and to sign-up for snowshoes, call the BLM District Office at 753-0200. You can also contact Mike Setlock of the BLM at 753-0200, or Jeremy Evans of the Forest Service at 752-1705.

The Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service, and Nevada State Parks, South Fork State Park have teamed up this to offer free guided snowshoe hikes this winter.