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California State Parks is offering two unique snowshoeing events this February at Ed Z’berg Sugar Pine Point State Park located south of Tahoma on Tahoe’s magical west shore.

On Saturday, February 13

Our State Park Guide will be leading a Snowshoe Through History hike along Lake Tahoe’s magical west shore. This easy and fun tour explores the lakefront and the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion estate. Learn about the natural environment that attracted Tahoe’s earliest settlers and explore the fascinating history of a Tahoe landmark.

The Snowshoe Through History hike starts at 11am and begins near the restrooms in the Day Use side of the park (lake side entrance off Highway 89). The program lasts approximately 1½ hours. There is a parking fee of $5 per vehicle, and no charge for the program. Bring your own snowshoes, or rent snowshoes at a local sporting goods shop such as West Shore Sports in Homewood.

On Saturday February 20

Rangers will be leading a Full Moon Snowshoe Tour exploring the natural and cultural history around the Hellman-Ehrman estate and Lake Tahoe shoreline. All proceeds from the tour support the Sierra State Parks Foundation. Few experiences compare to snowshoeing to the light of a full moon along the snow covered Tahoe shoreline! For those new to snowshoeing, there will be a beginner’s clinic at 6:30pm.

The Full Moon hike starts promptly at 7:00 pm and begins near the restrooms in the Day Use side of the park (lake side entrance off Highway 89). The program lasts approximately 1½ hours and costs $25 per person for adults. Children 12 and under are $10. The cost includes the tour, event parking, and snowshoe rentals. This fundraiser is made possible through the generosity of our partners, West Shore Sports.

Space is limited and reservations must be made through the “Events” tab at the Sierra State Parks Foundation website: sierrastateparks.org. To check availability on the day of the event only, call West Shore Sports at 530-525-9920.

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