Introducing Hikers to Snowshoeing

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Lyndon, Backcountry Ambassador

This past fall, a coworker and I introduced a few of our student workers to hiking. They started hiking with us as we were in the midst of training for Cactus to Clouds (C2C), which is regarded as one of the most difficult day hikes in America. They really hit the ground Read More

Enabler of Memories

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Up until Groundhog Day, February 2nd 2016, Minnesota has just been eeking by with enough snow to classify as winter. But today we’ve all been sent home early from work and after school events cancelled. That’s what a foot of oncoming snow will do for ya! Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring by Read More

Days Fork Trail, Big Cotton Canyon, Utah

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Kovas, Family Ambassador

Several weeks ago, I had the great opportunity to snowshoe with three other Tubbs Snowshoes Ambassadors, along with a big group of other outdoor enthusiasts. Our plan was to hike up Days Fork Trail, located in Big Cottonwood Canyon, not far from Salt Lake City.

Right off the bat we saw moose on Read More

Snowshoeing With A Baby

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Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

I am a first time mom to a 9-month-old daughter and snowshoeing has become our weekly activity. People always said, “your life will change” before we had our baby and they were right.  Things did change but what they forgot to mention was that our life would change “for the better”. Read More

Snowshoe for the Cure

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Looking to give back to your community, while getting outside in the snow? These two events are perfect for you! Grab your snowshoes, your friends, and as much pink as you can pile on, for the Komen Vermont Snowshoe for the Cure, and the Komen Colorado Snowshoe for the Cure. Register early for your best chance Read More

Winter Storm Brings Excitement For Kid’s On Randall’s Island

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Randall’s Island Park Alliance

After what has been a very mild winter, New York City’s snow-loving residents finally got the snow we have been missing—26.8 inches of it! While most people prepared for a weekend indoors, RIPA staff prepared for our first snow day on the island, including our first snowshoeing adventure! Children from surrounding Read More

El Nino and the Minnesota Snowshoeing Season

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Minnesota has suffered a very slow start to winter for the second consecutive year. In good snow years our snow dancing brings measurable snow in early December, sometimes as early as Thanksgiving. Snowshoeing, along with other winter fun, is well underway way with a foot or more of snow.

For the 2015-2016 winter season Read More

Keep it Local…snowshoeing near home, in northern Vermont

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Sheila, Day Hiking Ambassador

Deciding where to go snowshoeing, hmm, maybe I better check my guidebooks! We do plan a few snowshoe vacations each winter which involve traveling, but for my daily snowshoe treks, I tend to keep it local. Luckily, we live in an area that has many varied options, depending on the Read More

Letting The Kids Take the Lead

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Rebecca, Family Ambassador

This year I have a goal. It’s to stop planning outdoor adventures with a specific destination in mind. I’m trying to enjoy the journey, not focus on the destination. When it comes to snowshoeing with kids sometimes this means that we never lose sight of our car in the parking lot. It also means that sometimes we Read More

Mission Accomplished! Blissful First Tracks at Mission Point – Michigan

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Kimberly, Day Hiking Ambassador

After waiting an entire year, and then some thanks to El Nino, the snow finally arrived in Michigan riding on the back of Winter Storm Goliath. The best part? The storm brought enough snow to our area to enable us to snowshoe straight out our own back door. We couldn’t wait to Read More