Nordic races, clinic to be held this weekend
The annual Langlauf Race will be held Saturday at the Purgatory Nordic Center with 30- and 15-kilometer skate races for adults and shorter distances for juniors. On Sunday, the Nordic Center will hold a skate-ski clinic.
Registration for the Langlauf will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday with the race starting at 10 a.m. Cost is $25 for adults, $15 for juniors.
Sundays skate-ski clinic will be at 1 p.m. with classes for skiers of all ability levels. Cost is $15 for Nordic Center season pass holders, $25 for other skiers. Equipment rentals are available at the center, located across U.S. Highway 550 from Durango Mountain Resort.
To sign up for the clinic or for more information about either event, call 385-2114.
Trout Unlimited meeting to discuss river work
An in-depth look at the recent habitat improvement work in the San Juan Quality Waters area will be presented at the next general meeting of the Five Rivers chapter of Trout Unlimited, 7 p.m. Monday at Durango Brewing Co., 3000 N. Main Ave.
Marc Wethington, fisheries biologist with New Mexico Game and Fish, was the project leader on the restoration effort and will deliver the presentation. The public is invited.
Burgers and beer will be available for purchase, so come early for refreshments and socializing.
Seniors Outdoors! announces activities
Seniors Outdoors! announces these activities:
A moderate cross-country ski hike in Mesa Verde National Park will meet at 7:30 a.m. Sunday. RSVP to Lyle Hancock, 764-4531 or email@example.com.
The Wednesday Wanderers will meet at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to walk the Animas River Trail from Santa Rita Park to Home Depot and back. No RSVP is required. Dogs must be on leash only, per city ordinance. Information: Eric Pahlke, 247-1130.
A moderate cross-country ski hike in the Silverton area from Kendall Mountain Ski area to Arrastra Gulch will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday. RSVP to Betsy Butler at 403-3185 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-moon snowshoe to be held Tuesday
Februarys full moon is called the Snow Moon, and Durango Nature Studies will offer a full moon snowshoe hike from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at Haviland Lake.
Learn why its called the Snow Moon on a dusky exploration of legends, moon facts, natural history, nocturnal animals and local land forms. On snowshoes, youll see animal tracks and winter adaptations.
The hike is free for DNS members, $10 for nonmembers. Bring your own snowshoes or rent them from DNS for $3.
To register or for more information, email email@example.com or call 769-1800.