Northwest NEWS

December 25, 2000

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Forest Service holds Interpretive snowshoe walks

The Forest Service Visitors Information Center on Snoquamie Pass will be offering ranger-led interpretive snowshoe walks again this winter.
   The walks focus on beginning snowshoeing techniques and winter ecology.
   Even if you are an accomplished snowshoer, this is a unique opportunity to learn about nature in winter on Snoqualmie Pass.
   Along the route we will discuss forest ecology, investigate animal tracks and simply enjoy the beauty of nature blanketed in snow.
   The walks are scheduled by reservation only. Walks are offered at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday beginning Jan. 6 and extending through April, 1.
   Each walk lasts approximately 1 1/2 hours, covering one mile, with only a slight elevation gain. Group size is limited to 15 people and children under 12 can not be accomodated.
   This program's funding relies solely on contributions from participants.
   In order to offset costs of the class, a donation of between $7 and $10 per person is suggested.
   For reservations, call 425) 434-6111.