Join a special adventure with the Wood River Chapter of the Idaho Native Plant Society (INPS) snowshoeing at Craters of the Moon National Park on Saturday, February 22. On this Ranger-led hike, we’ll look for animal tracks and learn about winter wildlife and plant adaptations in this important local ecosystem. Depending on conditions, snowshoeing can be a strenuous activity that is limited to adults and children over 10. The hike is about 1.5 miles in length.
More details are available at https://www.nps.gov/crmo/planyourvisit/winter-activities.htm.
There is is no charge for this event. Participants must preregister by calling Kristin at 208-721-2583. Meet at 7:15 a.m. at the Hailey Park and Ride Lot (corner River and Bullion Streets) to carpool. The group will depart at 7:25 a.m. for Craters of the Moon. For those wishing to meet at the Park, plan on arriving at 8:45 at the Visitors’ Center.
Details: Snowshoes (and poles) are necessary. Bring: lunch, water, binoculars, proper layers of footwear, outerwear, headgear, gloves, sunscreen. Dressing in layers is strongly recommended to handle a variety of weather conditions. Craters has snowshoes to lend, but not poles.