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Winter Trails Day


Mark your calendars! Winter Trails Day 2010 is February 20, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (last gear checkout is 3:30 p.m.)

Winter Trails Day promotes responsible winter recreation on our public lands. The event also connects trail users with various recreation groups in Anchorage. Activities offered at this annual event include free use of cross-country skis, skate skis, and snowshoes (provided courtesy of REI and Ski for Kids); a GPS navigation and geocache activity; a self-guided snowshoe hike and classical ski touring loop; and clinics on outdoor safety basics, avalanche beacons, snow shelter construction, skijoring, winter mountain biking, winter running, and cross-country ski-waxing.

Numerous user groups provide information booths inside the Science Center on Winter Trails Day.  These include Alaska Mountain and Wilderness Huts Association, Alaska Trails, Anchorage Equestrians, Anchorage Scoop the Poop Committee, Chugach National Forest Avalanche Center, Friends of Bicentennial Park, Municipality of Anchorage Trail Watch, Nordic Ski Association of Anchorage, Eagle River Nature Center, and more. Science Center staff offer complimentary hot chocolate, coffee, cookies, and marshmallows for roasting.

Winter Trails Day at the BLM Campbell Tract now attracts more than 1,000 visitors of all ages, thanks to the support of our many volunteers and partner organizations.  Come join us!

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