Avalanche Safety Basics For Snowshoers: Warning Signs & Danger Zones

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There’s nothing like getting into the mountains in winter. The tranquility of the great outdoors, the beauty of the scenery, the feeling of the fresh air in your lungs. You can’t beat it. Avalanches might not be the first thing … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Day Trips Near Rochester, NY

Middle Falls, Letchworth State Park

Called the Flower City, Rochester, New York is not to be overlooked as a prime snowshoeing destination. The city is located on the south side of Lake Ontario and over the last 10 years, has received an average snowfall of … Continue reading

Photos To Make You Want To Snowshoe Silver Lake, CA

Silver Lake California

Silver Lake rests up against the Carson Mountain Range in northern California along the border of California and Nevada. Part of the Sierra Nevadas, Silver Lake is a haven for fishers in the summertime. However, in winter, it can be … Continue reading

San Juan Island’s Whale Museum: Far More Than Just A Walk-Thru

whale museum, San Juan Island

On San Juan Island in Washington state, a walk along First Street in Friday Harbor will bring you to the Whale Museum. It’s far more than just a walk-thru, and although it’s a non-profit organization, it does charge for … Continue reading

Plenty Of History & Snowshoeing Options On Washington’s Mt St Helens

When it comes to snowshoeing in Washington State, most of the attention and attraction centers on the Mount Rainier area, and for a good reason. Mount Rainier offers plenty of natural attractions and is easily accessible for the thousands … Continue reading

Start ‘em Young! Snowshoes for Kids Two-to-Teens

Now is the time! Acquaint your youngsters—in my case, grandkids—to the fun and wonderment of snowshoeing on beds of freshly fallen flakes. We’ve compared snowshoes for youth of all ages so you can equip your kids with the proper size … Continue reading

7 Exercises You Can Do To Support Your Snowshoeing

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Depending on where you live—or where you are traveling to—you may have already been graced with the first snowfall of the year! To ensure that you can enjoy your snowshoeing adventures as long as possible, you will need to stay Continue reading

LAST CHANCE! 2019 Snowshoe Qualifiers for 2020 DION USSSA National Championships

Ritter Farm 2019

Aren’t you chomping on the bit to qualify for the 2020 National Snowshoe Championships?

The 2020 national event will be held February 28-March 1 in the famous town of Leadville, Colorado, which is the home of the epic Leadville Continue reading

Snowshoeing For Seniors: Into Your 70’s and Beyond

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Hulda Crooks put on her 25-pound backpack and headed out in the early morning to climb Mt. Whitney, a mountain reaching 14,505 feet (4421 m). She had climbed it 23 times before. According to reports, Hulda also claimed many other … Continue reading

7 Typical Backcountry Snowshoeing Mistakes and Tips To Avoid Them

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Winter is a wonderful time of the year to acquire new perspectives on areas you have been to and to find new ones. The cold should not deter you! Snowshoeing allows us to explore well-trafficked areas and areas off the … Continue reading

Celebrate A Mountain Christmas in the Canadian Rockies

Pomeroy Lodge- Kananaskis

The Christmas season comes early to the Canadian Rockies with the arrival of Santa Claus in Banff mid-November. By this point the mountains are already blanketed in snow, ski resorts are starting to open, and high elevation trails are prime … Continue reading

Winter Recreation Therapy for Injured U.S. Veterans

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More doctors might be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic.

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