On July 20, the BLM Elko District in Nevada held an early National Public Lands Day 2013 event. About a dozen outdoor enthusiasts showed up for National Public Lands Day to learn about trail etiquette and provide trail upkeep which culminated into a leisurely 2-mile hike uphill to a remote lake in the Forest.
Nancy Taylor, Outdoor Recreation Planner, U.S. Forest Service Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, leads a group of hikers on the Island Lake trail in Lamoille Canyon, near Lamoille, Nev.
Jerry Byers of Spring Creek, Nev. picks up trash in a stream along the Island Lake trail of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest, located near Lamoille, Nev.
Hikers attending the National Public Lands Day event pose for a photo at the end of the Island Lake trail in the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest near Lamoille, Nev.
Learn more about National Public Lands Day and how you can contribute to your community: http://www.publiclandsday.org/