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Snowshoe hike at Tamarac

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The public is invited to attend a snowshoe hike into the Tamarac Wilderness co-hosted by the North Country Trail Association and Tamarac National Wildlife Refuge on Saturday, Feb. 22 at 1 p.m. Snowshoers will traverse a part of the roughly 2,100-acre Wilderness area in the northwestern corner of the Refuge.

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Interested hikers may meet at Rainbow Resort for an optional casual lunch at 11:30 a.m. 

After this short lunch presentation, hikers will be shuttled to the hike’s start. Following completion of the hike, participants will be shuttled back to Rainbow Resort to warm up and enjoy hot chocolate. The challenging off-trail snowshoe hike will be about 2-miles in length and hikers will follow a pre-packed trail out to views of Upper Egg Lake. Adult snowshoes are available to rent ($5) at Rainbow Resort while kids snowshoes are also available at no charge. Participants should dress for the weather (layers), wear sturdy and warm boots, and bring sunglasses or ski goggles for going through thick brush.

Rainbow Resort is located at 36571 County Highway 35, Waubun, MN and is 48 miles northeast of Detroit Lakes (via US 59, MN 113, and CR-35). Visit their website (www.rainbowresort.com) for driving directions.

Contact Matthew Davis (701-388-1883, davis@northcountrytrail.org) or Kelly Blackledge (218-847-2641, kelly_blackledge@fws.gov) for more information.

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