Let’s do Some Science

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Shawn, Backcountry Ambassador

#Hikerchat, Friends, and Snowshoers…

Let’s do some science, put all the outdoor companies together in one place, stay somewhere like Salt Lake City, Utah, then add a mix of friends from all over the United States. Don’t worry; were almost done with this little science experiment. Now, work in a Saturday of Read More

Mammoth Lakes Basin

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Lyndon, Backcountry Ambassador

On day 2 of my snowshoeing trip in Mammoth Lakes CA (day 1 is posted here: Minaret Summit & Peak 10,242 Provisional), I decided to explore the Mammoth Lakes Basin. I had seen this area several times during the summer, but had never seen it in the winter. I was excited to see Read More

What to know before you go: staying avalanche safe in the backcountry

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

Snowshoeing is a growing sport with more and more taking part in the fun each year. However, with the increase in people enjoying the backcountry on skis, splitboards, snowboards or snowshoes there comes a greater risk of backcountry accidents, especially when it comes to avalanches. Knowledge is power, especially when it comes Read More

Minaret Summit & Peak 10,242 Provisional

An amazing view of The Minarets (left), as well as Ritter and Banner Peak (center).

Lyndon, Backcountry Ambassador

Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loathed long car rides; the sitting still… the boredom… the inevitable car sickness that comes if I try to do anything but keep my eyes on the horizon. At times, the drawbacks of a long car ride have been enough to keep me close to home. Read More

7 Alternative uses for snowshoes that you haven’t thought of

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Shawn, Day Hiking Ambassador

You all know snowshoes and poles are made to go on your feet and stabilize as wander around the mountains in the snow. What you didn’t know is they have some fantastic alternative uses as well. Now remember each person’s interaction with snowshoes can be very different so keep an open mind Read More

Christmas in October

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Lyndon, Backcountry Ambassador

In years past, my wife has told me that I become the Grinch around the holidays. For most, the holiday season means good food and family time. While I enjoy the food and seeing my family, the holiday season has also meant the end of hiking season and all of the things that Read More

As Winter brings a whole new world of beauty

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Landon, Backcountry Ambassador

The days are getting shorter, the air is turning crisp and cool with a chilly afternoon breeze, the leaves have gone from green to all hues of reds, oranges and yellows and now, for the most part have fallen from their perches to cover the mountain trails; it is the Read More

One does not simply snowshoe

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Shawn, Backcountry Ambassador

Learning new winter activities can be the start of some new life traditions. For me winter activities changed my life and sharing those activities with others is something I love doing. It also doesn’t hurt that after the winter adventure a warm meal with friends and/or family is a given.

I met my wife Read More

Ambassador Profile: Shawn

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Where do you live?
Salt Lake City, Utah

Top 3 things we should know about you?

I love snow
I love the ocean
I’m a sucker for pineapple

Favorite aspect of snowshoeing?
The ability to just go, people think that snow stops them from getting out and I love proving that wrong. I strap a snowboard on my back and Read More

Ambassador Profile: Stephen

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Where do you live?
Kelowna, BC – in the heart of the beautiful Okanagan Valley!

Top 3 things we should know about you?

I’ve been happily married to my wife, Geneviève, for over 20 years, and we’ve raised 3 mountain loving boys!
Our most recent family member, Baxter, is a 1 ½ year old Lab/Golden Retriever who keeps Read More