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Snowshoe walk on Saturday

Snowshoe walk on Saturday

by Carolyn Holly

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Posted on January 4, 2011 at 1:47 PM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 11:03 PM

A friend of mine was just telling me about her great work out the other day. She went for a hike wearing snowshoes. This is a college athlete who said she was sweating up a storm in below freezing temperatures. She said it was one of the best winter work outs -- ever.

So with that in mind, I grabbed this news release from the Boise National Forest about a snowshoe walk on Saturday.

It reads:

"In partnership with the Boise National Forest, and to celebrate Winter Trails Day, a guided snowshoe nature walk will be held at Bogus Basin starting at noon on Saturday January 8.  

The snowshoe walk begins at the Bogus Basin Nordic center (Frontier Point Lodge) and lasts approximately 2 hours on moderately steep terrain.  

The walk is free and open to the public, but participants will need to purchase a snowshoe trail pass unless they have a Nordic season pass.  No pre-registration is necessary.

Snowshoes can be rented if necessary at the Nordic center or in town.  Participants are urged to be prepared for variable weather and warm clothing, a day pack, snacks, and water bottle are recommended.

For more information, contact the Nordic center at 332-5390."