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Field Trip: Lassen Volcanic National Park Snowshoe Hike - Cancelled

$27 Adult; $10 Youth

Saturday, Jan 26, 2019 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

Meet at Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

A true adventure trip, lots of driving and hiking A true adventure trip, lots of driving and hiking

Description

Here is an opportunity to enjoy Lassen's stunning winter landscape while learning about seasonal wildlife adaptations, including how birds either migrate or tolerate the snowy forest. Due to the presence of snow and the time of day, there are few bird sightings on this hike. We will casually explore the park's beautiful Red Fir forest on snowshoes. Participants must be 8 years or older and able to withstand moderate physical exertion at an elevation of 7,000 feet. Snowshoes will be provided. No experience necessary! Dress warmly, wear boots, and bring lunch and water.

Field Trip Leader

Gregory Purifoy

Gregory Purifoy is the lead park guide at the Kohm Yah-mah-nee Visitor Center in Lassen Volcanic National Park. After graduating from Gettysburg College in Pennsylvania with a double BA in Philosophy and Film, Greg joined the Peace Corps where he volunteered in Nicaragua, working in rural primary schools in the field of environmental education and natural sciences. Upon returning to the U.S. after two years abroad, he has spent the last five years working as an Interpretation ranger with the National Park Service at Point Reyes National Seashore and Lassen Volcanic National Park. Greg loves to share his passion for parks and for wilderness, for connection and for solitude, and to explore ideas about how we as a people relate to and care for the natural world--our shared and universal heritage.

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