Tuesday, May 22, 2012

National Trails Day on the Chugach

The snow is gone – well a lot of the snow is gone – and it is one of the best times to get out in the woods. You can listen to the busy birds, the insects buzzing, and the smell of new growth. What better way to celebrate the outdoors than National Trails Day on Saturday, June 2nd.  This year the Chugach National Forest has two events to help you get out on the Forest.
Glacier Ranger District has joined Girdwood Trails on Saturday, June 2nd from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Meet at the Glacier Ranger Station (first left off the Alyeska Highway) and go to work on the Girdwood Bike Path cutting back alders and other brush.
Later this summer when you are two-wheeling along the path you’ll be congratulating yourself on a job well-done.
Contact Alison at arein@fs.fed.us or (907) 754-2329 for more information
The second National Trails Day outing is for the Kids! Meet at the Ptarmigan Creek Campground Day Use Area (mile 23.5 of the Seward Highway) and takes place on Wednesday, June 6th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Kids will have an opportunity to take part in a variety of nature activities, crafts, bear safety, and counter assault bear spray demonstration. Pack a lunch and some water and join a short hike after the festivities conclude.
Contact Irene for more information ilindquist@fs.fed.us or (907) 288-7748

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