Take a Hike, June 6th

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Hit the trails to Celebrate!

What better way to commemorate our nation’s trails systems than going for a hike? Grab your pack, lace your boots, and start at your favorite trailhead to celebrate National Trails Day!

Interested in joining in on a group hike or trail work party? Check out American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day website Read More

Ode to the Posthole

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John, Family Ambassador

Postholes, I love you.

I love that you’re like playing Russian roulette in the snow.

I love that you’re like turning the crank on a jack-in-the-box while terrified of clowns.

I love that you’re like Jenga when the tower it teetering.

I love the unpredictable certainty that I’ll punch through the crust of the snow and sink Read More

The Spring Conditions are Amazing in the North Cascades!

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Terry, Backcountry Ambassador

Spring has definitely settled here in the PNW, but we continue to get some really quality snow in the higher elevations. Quality snow combined with bluebird skies and a great trail equal some outstanding snowshoeing.

 This weekend I set out early to a location I visited earlier this winter minus my Read More

Snowshoeing Memories from the Warmest Winter Ever

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Maciej, Backcountry Ambassador

I used my skis twice this year, despite the fact that I purchased a season’s pass. The conditions for winter fun in Washington were truly dismal, in fact, the worst I can remember since I moved to Seattle in 2006.We have all done a lot of whining and complaining about the weather but Read More

The many snowshoe seasons of Washington

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John, Family Ambassador

Washington is a special place. Not because it’s the home of Tubbs Snowshoes, Starbucks, Mount Rainier, and Sasquatch, but because of the weather. It’s the weather that makes us a little extra… special.

Take, for example, Summer. While the rest of the country starts warming in April and May we steadfastly refuse to acknowledge Read More

My Top 5 Snowshoe Adventures in New Mexico

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Jill, Day Hiking Ambassador

I know what you are thinking, “Isn’t New Mexico a desert?” Well yes, New Mexico dominantly consists of arid desert terrain, but we have a fair share of mountains as well. Our mountains may not tower like the Colorado Rockies but our annual snowfall is just enough for snowshoers to get out Read More

Snowshoeing Secrets for Beginners

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Jill, Day Hiking Ambassador

As an ambassador who has had the joy of introducing friends and family to the world of snowshoeing this past winter I will now share with you the secret tips and tricks I have learned to make your first snowshoeing experience a success!

Stretch! STRETCH! Stretch!
I can’t begin to tell you the Read More

A Warm Winter in Calgary

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Jeremy & Sharon, Family Ambassadors

It has been quite a warm winter this year in Calgary and the result of that has been that finding snow, on occasion is a bit trickier than in years past. Between a shift work schedule, and a busy life, some of our attempts at snowshoeing have been more hiking less Read More

PNW Spring. The New Winter.

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Terry, Backcountry Ambassador

The forecast for this weekend was snow at levels that dropped to 1500′ here in the North Cascades. Normally that would not be a surprise, but we are a month into Spring following a Winter that produced alarmingly low snow accumulations. Regardless, this was music to my ears.

This morning Read More

My Snowshoeing Michigan 2015 Highlights

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Kim, Day Hiking Ambassador

Seven Bridges – Grand Traverse Regional Land Conservancy
http://www.gtrlc.org/protected-land/seven-bridges/

Sand Lakes Quiet Area – Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/nlp/46Sand/index.htm 

Skegemog Swamp Pathway –  Michigan Department of Natural Resources
http://www.michigandnr.com/publications/pdfs/wildlife/viewingguide/nlp/47Skegmog/index.htm 

Brownbridge Quiet Area – City of Traverse City Michigan
http://www.traversecitymi.gov/brownbridge.asp 

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore – National Parks Service http://www.nps.gov/slbe/planyourvisit/ski.htm

Grand Island Ice Caves, Munising, Michigan
http://www.munisingsnow.com/ 

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