Summiting Mt. Hood: Sisters Tell All

I am not entirely sure what I was thinking a year ago when I proclaimed to my sister that we were going to climb Mt. Hood in the spring of 2016. All I knew was that I had caught a … Continue reading

Autumn and Winter walks on the Coast and in the Hills of West Wales

Follow the B4340 for around 13 miles out of Aberystwyth on Wales’ west coast, and you’ll eventually find a small hamlet called Ystrad Meurig. You may think there’s nothing strange about that. After all, there are plenty of small communities … Continue reading

New York Preps for 2017 World Snowshoe Federation Championships; Italy’s 2016 Results Critique

In Italy, the country of history, culture and art, many of the world’s best athletes toed the start for the artistic wonder of sports, snowshoeing. In North America, snowshoers who could not make the trip rejoiced when learning the … Continue reading

Five Getaways for Snowy Spring Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Reluctant to pack the snowshoes away for another season? Check out these great spring getaways in the Canadian Rockies and don’t forget the winter boots; It’s definitely not summer yet in these parts!

Destination One: Lake O’Hara, Yoho National Park… Continue reading

Snowshoeing on a Wisconsin Mountain! Wisconsin has a Mountain?

On a moonlit evening with 14 college students, I parked the university van at a trailhead where we put on our snowshoes and began our somewhat challenging hike up Rib Mountain toward the summit. This was just one of several … Continue reading

Snowshoe Education and Adventure in Matsudai, Niigata

Tomotaka Koyama, a snowshoe guide for a Japanese nonprofit nature educational association, teaches visitors about the influence humanity exerts upon the amazing natural environment of Matsudai Town, Niigata Prefecture. Koyama discarded his secure job and life in metropolitan Tokyo to … Continue reading

Seefeld – A Place Of Guaranteed Snow!

Over the last few weeks, I had been looking at the webcams around the Seefeld plateau. Sadly, there was no snow in that corner of the Austrian Tyrol! Well, high up on the very tops of the mountains, there was … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Coastal New Hampshire and Maine

Photos by Sherry Hanson and Ann Harris

If you have not ventured out of the interior terrain in your area, with its fragrant evergreens,
whispering winds and hilly trails, lift your head and smell the salt air. New Hampshire’s coastline … Continue reading

48 Hours at Snow Mountain Ranch

The YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,000-acre property in Granby, Colorado, about 80 miles northwest of Denver. The facility offers affordable outdoor activities, dining and accommodations for all, with an focus on families and groups. … Continue reading

Winter Beauty in the Adirondacks: Mount Gray, Lake Colden, and Avalanche Lake

Avalanche Lake

Deep in the middle of the eroded dome that is the Adirondack Mountains lies Mount Gray and a series of alpine lakes, including the humble source of the Hudson River. One late January Sunday morning, I set off on a … Continue reading

The Yukon: Canada’s True North

The time is now to gift yourself a getaway to the Yukon, Canada’s epic, true north wilderness treasure. A nugget of gold north of the BC border, the Yukon is the ultimate snowshoe and adventure destination that should be at … Continue reading

Snowshoe Road Trip through the Kootenay Mountains

“HURRY UP”, I yelled at my partner as I slammed the trunk door down on our SUV. “We are already late”, I shouted with an exasperated tone. This certainly wasn’t the way to kick off our snowshoe trip. “Why did … Continue reading