This Wacky Winter Continues – Snowshoeing in Shorts!


Jen, Family Ambassador

New England has had a pretty incredible winter this year. Just under 9 feet of snow fell from the end January through the beginning of March. We’ve been snowshoeing lots, but when the temperature hit 57 degrees this week, I experienced a new first—snowshoeing in shorts!


Kendra and I carried the twins while Addison led our hike. She was so excited to snowshoe in the warm weather, she kept saying, “We’re snowshoeing in short sleeves! This is just so silly!!” It was more than silly—it was awesome! A bit surreal, but amazing to be able to move so easily, without snowpants and layers holding us back!


While we hiked, Addie explored off trail, climbing on logs still partially buried in snow, collecting fallen branches from pine trees, and jumping off of stone benches into the squishy, warmed-up snow!


We will be doing a lot more silly snowshoeing in the weeks to come – I don’t expect all this snow will be gone before April, yet spring is definitely showing signs of arrival – the days are getting longer, the birds are singing, and the sky is blue. It won’t be long before we have to pack away our Tubbs Snowshoes for the summer, so we are trying to cram in as much time on them as we can get before the inevitable.