North and South Ranger-led Snowshoe Walks at Lassen Volcanic National Park in Celebration of National Winter Trails Day
Contact: Darlene Koontz, 530-595-6102
Celebrate National Winter Trails Day, Saturday, January 12, with a snowshoe adventure at Lassen Volcanic National Park. In addition to the regularly scheduled weekend ranger-led snowshoe walks from the Kohm-Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center, visitors may join a special Manzanita Lake snowshoe walk exploring Manzanita Lake area winter ecology. A bountiful December storm provided an excellent early season snowpack for winter recreation at both the south and north entrance of the park.
Did You Know?
The reddish color sometimes observed on top of snow at Lassen Volcanic NP snow is a living organism called snow algae. When snow begins to thaw, these microscopic organisms spring to life. They function as a primary food source and are being studied for their cancer-fighting properties.