What to do while in Redding?
If you’re coming to visit Bethel Church during the next few months, you have a great opportunity to see the beauty of Northern California up close and snowy. Lassen Volcanic National Park is just a short drive from Redding, and once there you’ll find some truly beautiful and interesting scenery to explore.
However, with the interior roads of the Park closed because of the winter snow, there are only two ways to navigate this local treasure: cross country skiing or snowshoeing. While cross country gear and snow shoes are easily rented from local outfitters (checkout Redding Sports LTD), if you’re new to traversing on the white stuff, you’ll want to look into a special program offered at the Park.
Consider joining a ranger-led snowshoe walk! Snowshoes are available for participants with a suggested $1 donation.
This winter season, ranger-led snowshoe walks will be offered to the public in the Manzanita Lake area from January 11 through March 23, 2014 on Saturdays and Sundays at 1:00 PM. Join a ranger for a one to two mile adventure exploring winter ecology and Lassen’s geologic history. Visitors should meet the ranger outside the Loomis Ranger Station on the plaza at 1:00 p.m. and come prepared for a range of winter conditions. Dress in layers and carry food and drinking water.
Route and distance varies depending on group ability and fitness. At the beginning of each snowshoe walk, a ranger will demonstrate how to put on snowshoes and how to move around. Once the basic techniques are covered, the group heads out into the snow and the adventure begins!
For more information, visit the Park’s website here.