Spring New England Waterfall Hikes, with Snowshoes for Safety

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Snowshoes for traction, hiking poles for balance, warm clothes in a backpack, sunprotection . . . Hiking safely to visit waterfalls is a matter of being prepared with snowshoes for safety. On this day, the best walking was on a crown of snow hard-packed by snowshoers. Read More

Gear Review: Day Hiking with My Tubbs Mountaineer Snowshoes

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Deep powder, soft snow, steep uphills, and a few gnarly traverses and descents – the Tubbs Mountaineers have proved to be a reliable, confidence-inducing snowshoe, suitable for the variety of terrain. Read More

Gear Review: Tubbs Wayfinder Snowshoes, the Daily Drivers

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The Tubbs Snowshoes Wayfinder is, to me, the daily driver of snowshoes. You can take it offroad or even bomb down the highway, but it’s really perfect for comfortable cruising all day long. Read More

Banish teen angst! Go #snowshoeing.

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“Grumble all you want,” I told my kids. It’s gonna be a great day.” Here’s an account from the John Soltys’ recent family outing snowshoeing Mt. Rainier — with proof that even a teenager can have a good time with her family and admit she was wrong. Read More

Smuggler’s Notch Snowshoe Festival

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Tubbs Snowshoes, Atlas Snowshoe Company, and Marmot present the inaugural Smugglers’ Notch Family Snowshoe Festival & 16th Annual Northern Vermont Snowshoe Challenge Race on Saturday, February 11 and Sunday, February 12 at Smugglers’ Notch Resort. Read More

Free snowshoe demo at Hedgehog Mountain

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Mark your calendars! On Saturday, January 21 at Hedgehog Mountain – Freeport ME.  L.L. Bean Employees, families and friends are invited to a snowshoe demo co-sponsored by Outdoor Discovery Schools and the New England SnowChaser Program.  Consumers are also welcome to join in on the fun.

In collaboration with Tubbs Snowshoes and Atlas Snowshoe Company (the Read More

Snowshoe Hike through History—Millstone Trails

Words and pictures by Tubbs Ambassador Sheila  | Day Hiker

We live in northern Vermont, and our location gives us quick and easy access to some amazing recreational opportunities in the nearby mountains and woods. We love heading out to a favorite remote trail, miles from the nearest paved road. But, in keeping with the somewhat quirky Read More

3 Tips to Get in Shape for Snowshoe Season

It’s that time of year.

Leaves on the trees are changing from green to golden yellow and red and we know that it’s just a matter of weeks before snow starts to fly. Soon, we’ll be replacing mountain bikes with snowshoes and heading into our favorite season, winter.

There’s something about winter adventures that require a little Read More

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.

Over the Read More