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Contact: Paul Gritten, 307-777-8557

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 Despite below-zero wind chills temperatures through much of the state, nearly 300 people participated in this year’s Wyoming State Parks sponsored First Day Hikes event.

Sixteen New Year’s Day guided hikes and walks were held at state park and historic site venues statewide in conjunction with similar hikes held in all 50 states; a part of the America’s State Parks First Day Hikes initiative. South Pass City has rescheduled their hike for this Saturday.

Comments received from participants at Edness Kimball Wilkens State Park included, “Love the First Day Hike, no better way to start the New Year.”

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This was the eighth consecutive year Wyoming has offered free First Day Hikes, and saw 281 people participate resulting in more than 600 combined miles hiked.

Sites participating in this year’s event and the number of hikers were: Bear River, 5; Boysen, 8; Buffalo Bill, 11; Curt Gowdy, 35; Edness Kimball Wilkins, 15; Fort Bridger, 33; Fort Fetterman, 1; Fort Phil Kearny, 9; Fort Steele, 5; Guernsey, 34; Hot Springs, 22; Keyhole, 7; Medicine Lodge, 27; Sinks Canyon, 18; and Trail End, 51. 
Photo: First Day Hikers enjoy the day at Sinks Canyon State Park.

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