Embracing Saturday


Kids/Family Ambassador

It is so easy to let a cold snowy Saturday afternoon slip away.  In fact, we were in the middle of another holiday family movie when I bounced off the couch and said, “Let’s get up and get ready to snowshoe.”  We pulled on all of our cold weather gear and picked my mom up Read More

Frozen Waterfalls


Backcountry Ambassador

Snowshoes – check. Snowpants – check. Warm clothes – check. I was mentally going over my packing list as I loaded the car with gear to set off into Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, Montana. We weren’t sure what area we wanted to explore, but had a map of the area to choose from.

As we Read More

Lessons for Aspiring Snowshoe Lumberjacks aka Cutting Down your own Christmas Tree

-John S.

Kids/Family Ambassador

For years, I’ve dreamed of snowshoeing deep into the woods to cut down a wild Christmas tree. It sounds so much more exciting than going to the local tree farm or the grocery store to pick out a tree. This year, finally, my dream came true, but not without a few lessons learned.

Lesson #1: Read More

Kids and the Snow

-John S.

Kids/Family Ambassador

Want your kids to have a blast in the snow? Throw away your destination-based, epic plans and let them drive. (Well, not literally. Most kids aren’t really qualified to drive in the snow.)

This is especially important early in the season when the snow isn’t exactly the perfect powder you’ve been dreaming of all summer. Read More

Thoughts on the Romp From an Eleven-year Romp Veteran


“It makes me happy to be out there in support of finding a cure for cancer and in memory of my grandmother and several friends who have died from or been affected by cancer.”

Danelle (left) with our Events Coordinator Stephanie (right)

Out of the numerous events I attend each year, one of my favorites is Read More

Fall Fashion Show


-John S.

Kids/Family Category

I’ve got three kids who have this annoying habit of growing. That means what worked last year in the snow is not likely to work this year in the snow. Every Fall we get down the winter gear boxes, find the winter boots, and have a little fashion show while the judge (Mrs. Read More

Summer Snowshoeing




Right. I got new Tubbs snowshoes in June for being selected as one of their Ambassadors and then the Seattle area weather gets good? Is that fair? I think not. And that’s why we once again give thanks for the great Mt. Rainier.

Sunrise welcomed us with blue skies and freakishly warm weather. Ok, kids. Lose the Read More

Safety & Fun in the Mountains


I’ve been really, really lucky in the mountains.

During the day, I help people understand their exposure to risk and find ways to address it. You’d figure I’d be extremely adverse to risk in my private life. It turns out, I need some risk to maintain a healthy balance. Read More

Carrie’s Submission – Kids & Family Focus


My kids inspired me to start snowshoeing.  I figured out early-on, that if I wanted to get out and do the things I love to do with two small children, I needed to take them with me on adventures.  When my kids turned 4 & 5, hiking naturally progressed to snowshoeing Read More

Lorraine’s submission – Trail Walking


Hi. I’m Lorraine Clayton, widowed single parent of two adult children with one in college and one on her own.  I’ve put my life on hold to raise my children for the past 15 years, as any parent in my situation would have done.  I am tired of being Read More