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Join Ranger-led Snowshoe Hike to Taggart Lake

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Date: February 1, 2013
Contact: Public Affairs Office, 307.739.3393

Grand Teton National Park ranger naturalists invite visitors and area residents to discover the wonders of winter and boost their heart rate during an exhilarating snowshoe hike to Taggart Lake. Join a park ranger from noon to 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6, for a moderately strenuous snowshoe trek to Taggart Lake at the foot of the Teton peaks.

Those participating should wear warm layered clothing and sturdy insulated boots, and bring along an energy snack and water. To join this ranger-led activity, meet at noon in the Taggart Lake parking area on the Teton Park Road, just three miles north of Moose Entrance Station.

With its blanket of pristine snow, the Teton landscape becomes a wonderland to experience and explore. This afternoon excursion offers participants an opportunity to learn about the magic and unique elements of the winter season while getting some exercise in an inspiring setting. The 3.5 hour-long snowshoe hike gains 400 feet of elevation and covers a round-trip distance of 3 miles. Previous snowshoeing experience is not required and a limited number of snowshoes may be available for anyone without their own at a cost of $5 for adults and $2 for children, 8 years and up.

Space is limited, therefore reservations are required. Call the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 307.739.3399 to sign up.

For a complete list of ranger-led programs, please refer to the park's newspaper, Grand Teton Guide, online at www.nps.gov/grte or call the Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center at 307.739.3399.

 

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