Let's end the winter with a nice snowshoe hike on the beautiful new trails at the Ekre Grassland Preserve. These trails are great in all seasons. With the leaves gone, there are wonderful views westward across the valley of the Sheyenne River. The weather forecast is for sunny, brisk weather, so put on some warm layers, find some snowshoes, and join us. We will probably hike about 2 miles or so, and extra distance can be added if you are interested. If you like to break trail in untracked snow, there are opportunities for that as well.
The Ekre Preserve is about 30 miles southwest of Fargo and about 10 west of Walcott. To drive to the Preserve from the Fargo area, take I-29 to ND Hwy 46 (Kindred Exit). Go west about 15 miles and then turn south onto ND Hwy 18 (there is a church on the south side of Hwy 46 where you turn onto Hwy 18). Go south about 5 miles on SR 18, cross the Sheyenne River, and immediately turn east at the sign for the Preserve on the east side of the highway. Drive in past the old farmhouse and park south of the house near the farm buildings. A caretaker lives in the house and has a friendly dog named Shooter who may greet you.
I will have room for a couple riders and have two pairs of snowshoes I can loan out. Please contact me directly via e-mail for details ([masked]).