- Associated Press - Friday, December 25, 2015

SALEM, Ore. (AP) - Officials with Crater Lake National Park are offering ranger-led snowshoe walks starting Saturday.

The Statesman Journal reports (https://is.gd/2WTTNm ) that Oregon’s only national park has been hit with more than 130 inches of snow since Dec. 9, transforming it into a white wilderness.

From Saturday to Jan. 3, rangers will take people through about one mile of the park on foot. Snowshoes are provided.

Crater Lake superintendent Craig Ackerman says the extreme storms have forced them to close some roads, but the park and visitor center remains open. He says when the weather clears the park will have a great foundation for winter recreation.

Snowfall is expected to lessen going into this weekend, which will speed efforts to reopen park roads.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, https://www.statesmanjournal.com


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