Same Place, Different Experience: hiking trails summer & winter

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Everyone has a favorite trail. The trail where you can expect what’s around the next turn, and ends with a familiar view. What’s wonderful about revisiting your favorite trail throughout the year, is to watch the landscape change with the seasons.

Our Ambassadors enjoy hiking the same trail in both summer and winter. Scroll through the Read More

Ten Hikes on your National Park Bucket List

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While finding snow is difficult this time of year, it doesn’t stop us from getting out on the trail! From alpine lakes to red, rocky canyons, we love to get on a new trail and enjoy what nature has to offer. Take a look at our favorite hikes in US National Parks:

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National Trails Day — What a Day!

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National Trails Day, organized by the American Hiking Society, had thousands of events hosted throughout North America. From trail cleanups to group hikes, it was a day that celebrated our amazing public trails systems. A few of our Ambassadors led their own group hikes, introducing some people who are new to hiking to trails, and Read More

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