A Higher World

Rich, Day Hiking Ambassador

Frozen fog has transformed the hillside evergreens into a tiered arrangement of powdered confectionaries. We are halfway up the slope of Camel’s Hump, Vermont’s third highest and most iconic mountain.

We have arrived at this point via the Burrows Trail, ascending from the town of Huntington, a mere half hour outside Burlington. I Read More

Quality over Quantity

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Lyndon, Backcountry Ambassador

Looking back to the 2015-16 snowshoeing season, it could be easy for me to feel discouraged. When I sat down to write this entry, I intended to write about my disappointment, but the more I thought about what I’ve done over the last few months, the less and less disappointed I became.

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Ambassador Review — Wilderness

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Stephen, Day Hiking Ambassador

When my order of Tubbs Wilderness snowshoes arrived, I was very excited! They looked technically advanced and decently built right out of the box. After using them on the trail for the first time, I was even more excited! I’d had different snowshoes from other brands over the last few years, but those snowshoes Read More

Loveland Pass

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Bill, Trail Walking Ambassador

This morning dawned clear blue sky and temperatures in the high 30s, even at 12,000 feet.  I donned my Tubbs Boundary Peak snowshoes and headed up from the top of Loveland Pass to trek the Continental Divide.  Winds were calm, unusual for this area, and the snow was perfect for climbing.  I Read More

Wilderness Gear Review

Tubbs Men’s Wilderness Snowshoe

Kovas, Family Ambassador

This winter, I got to test out the Men’s Wilderness Snowshoe, and, though our snow was few and far between, I managed to get out a few times. If you’re a big guy like me or are planning on carrying heavy loads while snowshoeing, this is probably the best option you could find.

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Peace, Love & Snowshoeing

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Jan and Kelly, Day Hiking Ambassadors

It is true, that born in the 60’s, I fall back on flower children expressions when describing my snowshoeing experiences. The theme of peace and love were made popular during my era and are truly timeless for a mountain girl like me. Getting out on the trail conjures up Read More

Snowshoeing and Storytelling

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Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

When we think of snowshoeing we don’t think of storytelling but we should.  It’s not very practical to take a book snowshoeing with you. It’s hard to turn the pages while wearing mitts, snow can wreck it and it’s hard to see where you’re going while reading.

Reading is important. My husband and Read More

Snowshoe Card Chase

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Interested in a fresh idea on how to engage a large group of people during a snowshoe event? You’ll need a basic understanding of card poker and an interest in tromping around the woods to find the best hand. On a crisp sunny February day in the Wisconsin north woods we pulled 24 Read More

Snowshoeing Close to Home

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Kelly and Brenden, Day Hiking Ambassadors

My winter morning workout routine has evolved from using the cold and snow as an excuse to not exercise, to making the outdoors my arena of exercise.  I have been starting some mornings with fifteen minutes of yoga to get warmed up, then chop wood outside until there is enough Read More

Finding Solitude Snowshoeing in the Backcountry

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Terry, Backcountry Ambassador

Last year when I applied for ambassadorship with Tubbs Snowshoes my application included a story on my solo trip of Mount Dickerman I had taken the year before. This trip was also the decisive factor in me applying for the Backcountry Ambassador.

Although I could easily fall into the criteria of Family, and Read More