Friday, January 30, 2015

Custer Hosts Snowshoe Hike for Valentine’s Day

Snowshoe
Snowshoe (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
PIERRE, S.D. – Love is in the (cold) air this Valentine’s Day at Custer State Park.
The park is hosting the Lover’s Leap Snowshoe Hike Feb. 14, which will give participants the opportunity to take in the winter scenery and learn how to snowshoe. The three-mile guided hike will take snowshoers through a dense pine forest, meandering near Grace Coolidge Creek. It is considered moderate to strenuous. Participants should plan three hours for the hike.
Two hikes are being offered, departing the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. MST. There is no fee for the hike; however a park entrance license is required and can be purchased the day of the hike.
Snowshoes and basic instruction are provided, but reservations are required by calling the Peter Norbeck Visitor Center at (605) 255-4464.