Everyone, no matter what age or abilities, is invited to Winter Trails Day 2011 on Saturday, February 26 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Hardware Ranch, 15 miles east of Hyrum. The Logan Ranger District of the Uinta-Wasatch-Cache National Forest extends this invitation to anyone wishing to get outside and enjoy a winter day in the snow. “We’ve done this for about five years on the Logan Ranger District and it’s been done in partnership with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, Utah State Parks and Recreation, Utah State University and other organizations,” said Forest Spokesperson Kathy Jo Pollock. “It’s a really nice way for families to get outdoors and enjoy some winter sports. A lot of people come out who enjoy winter sports all the time and sometimes these are individuals who come out and it’s their first time doing some snowshoeing or cross country skiing.” Pollock said it is also an activity designed to teach individuals how to be safe in the winter and, when they are out recreating, what they need to take with them. It will also involve safety tips. Other areas deal with how to stay fit for winter recreation. Winter Trails Day is free and is intended to serve as an introduction to winter snow sports for the whole family.
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