Looking for something a little different for things to do in Northern Nevada after-dark? Then plan ahead for moonlight snowshoeing thanks to the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), the Forest Service, and Cedar Creek Clothing.
These two-hour guided hikes, snow or no snow, are family-friendly and open to all age and skill levels. The hikers and guides typically meet at 5:30 or 6 p.m. on the designated hiking night unless of inclement weather. If a hike is canceled there will be recorded message to update participants by calling (775) 778-6141. These moonlight adventures also include time around a campfire and free hot chocolate with marshmallows and light snacks.
It’s important to dress in warm layers, bring a flashlight or headlamp, and sturdy shoes or rent shoes from Cedar Creek Clothing. Often, the first 50 people to sign up will receive free snowshoe and headlamp rentals.
The hikers generally meet at the Angel Creek Campground or at the California Trail Interpretive Center and hikes are typically held in January, February, or March.
Check the BLM newsroom for information on 2016 snowshoe tours and how to sign up.