Celebrating Youth Outdoors with SOS Outreach

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From Kristin Stoddard, Program Director at SOS Outreach

 

SOS Outreach recently celebrated its largest winter season in history, serving 4,074 youth across seven states and ten program sites throughout Colorado, California, Nevada, Washington, Oregon, Utah, and Michigan. SOS Outreach, a national youth development nonprofit, engages underserved youth 8–18 in year round programs that incorporate winter and Read More

Best Winter Hikes (or some of them at least)

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With warm weather approaching the northern hemisphere, we figure some of you might already be looking forward to the winter months and planning your getaway (snow or no snow!). Of course there are a million incredible hikes, but we rounded up some favorites, as well as gear recommendations, to give you inspiration as Read More

Get Out for National Trails Day!

 

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June 3, 2017 marks the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. You might be asking, why does a snowshoe company care about a trails celebration when there’s no snow?

Well, we’re so glad you asked! It’s because we’re not just here to talk snowshoeing, we’re here to encourage everyone to get outside and explore Read More

Free National Parks Week Earth Day Snowshoe Tours

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Snowshoeing gives you a totally different perspective of our National Parks when less crowded trails serve as tranquil getaways. To celebrate Earth Day, take advantage of free admission during National Parks Week, April 15-23, 2017. Snowshoes are your ticket for wilderness-friendly recreation to one of these 13 parks listed by The Wilderness Society as some of the most beautiful to hike in the snow Read More

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

Avalanche Avoidance Tips for Snowshoers

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Tubbs Snowshoes and Backcountry Access want to remind snowshoers to be avalanche aware with these avalanche avoidance tips. Enter our Spring Thaw Giveaway for a chance to win your choice of Tubbs Men’s Flex-Alp or Women’s Panoramic Snowshoes plus a BCA DTS Avalanche Rescue Package, complete with beacon, probe and shovel. Read More

Tips and Tricks for Leading a Group Snowshoe Adventure

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Morgan Connelly, Guest Writer

One of the best parts of snowshoeing is being able to share the experience with others. There is nothing quite like being out in the woods on a beautiful winter day, the crunch of fresh snow underfoot, and the sound of laughter amongst friends filling the forest around you. To some, leading Read More

Same Place, Different Experience: hiking trails summer & winter

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Everyone has a favorite trail. The trail where you can expect what’s around the next turn, and ends with a familiar view. What’s wonderful about revisiting your favorite trail throughout the year, is to watch the landscape change with the seasons.

Our Ambassadors enjoy hiking the same trail in both summer and winter. Scroll through the Read More

Ten Hikes on your National Park Bucket List

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While finding snow is difficult this time of year, it doesn’t stop us from getting out on the trail! From alpine lakes to red, rocky canyons, we love to get on a new trail and enjoy what nature has to offer. Take a look at our favorite hikes in US National Parks:

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Soundtrack to Adventure: Xpedition Playlist

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The Xpedition playlist is for our alt/indie snowshoers who want a calm, but upbeat soundtrack for the trail.

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