Is the early season teasin’?

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Brent and Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors

Well, yes that is a bit of lame rhyming, but it does capture our gun shy thoughts about the pending 2015/16 winter. After all, we pretty much got completely skunked last year. We didn’t even get one lousy quinzee, igloo, or snow cave built. We don’t even remember how many Read More

Winterval in Whitehorse

Brent & Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors

Every year in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, there is something called “Winterval”: the Santa parade, lighting of the Main Street Christmas tree, carol singing, arts and crafts, pictures with Santa, bonfires, and rides on a vintage streetcar. It’s definitely small city cool, and event volunteering when traveling is something Read More

By the light of the Silvery Moon

 

Brent & Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors

So Dorian is at a “girls thing” and I’ve got a few hours on my hands. Hey, it’s clearing up and there’s an awesome half moon beckoning me to spend some time up in the hills. Nights up the mountain by the light of the moon are some of our Read More

The Escape Hatch

Brent and Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors

Well, we hope we’ve got your attention with the title! For us, snowshoeing is truly “The Escape Hatch”.

As mentioned in previous musings, the Pacific Northwest is a fickle place to be a snow lover. She gives and takes with nary a care for your emotional stability. The last handful of Read More

A Wild Winter

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Winter weather has been a wild one this 2013/2014 snowshoe season. From the Sierra Nevada’s draught, to a “Polar Vortex” taking three passes through the Midwest and East Coast, the US has endured a winter for the ages.

A cold front, which usually remains on the Canadian side of the border, dipped South, breaking record lows Read More

Gem of a Mountain

 

 
Brent & Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors

What a treat it is to be able to mix day job responsibilities with snowshoeing adventures. Such was the case recently when we had the occasion to travel to the Canadian Rocky Mountains, and more specifically Lake Louise.

This gem of a mountain lake is nestled in scenery most spectacular Read More

Tubbs Canadian Ambassadors

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Here are just a couple pictures from our friends Brent and Dorian, Day Hiking Ambassadors from Vancouver, Canada.

 

Snowshoe Grind Challenge 2014

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Originally scheduled for February 9th, the 2014 Snowshoe Grind Challenge was rescheduled to March 15th due to inclement weather. This year was pretty special, because I subversively entered my Ladies Clinic group in the Challenge. I love to empower women on snowshoes, and this was definitely going to empower them. The event was in the Read More

A Mountaineer Morning.

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Thankfully the white stuff has been coming down by the bucket loads in the last few days. Initially, the snowpack was pretty unstable and avalanche warnings were high. The good news is everything around here has bonded nicely, so the mountain playgrounds are open once again! On Saturday mornings, Dorian runs a ladies only clinic. Read More

Have you ever experienced an inversion?

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In it’s simplest terms, an inversion is when you get cold temperatures at lower levels, and warmer temperatures at higher levels. 

We don’t pretend to completely understand it all, but we experience it here in the pacific northwest from time to time. From these two photos, (one at sunrise and one at sunset) you can see Read More