Snowshoeing and Hot Springing in McCall, Idaho

In my mind, there is no better way to spend a winter vacation than by playing in the snow, soaking in hot springs, and sipping hot beverages. McCall, Idaho is just the place to have that iconic winter vacation.

My … Continue reading

To The Top: Yaktrax on Mt. San Jacinto, Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA and snow are two things that most people would not put together in their minds. Nevertheless, if you are in the desert resort town that has a fixation on mid-century modernism and want to take a break … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Nevada’s High Country

Lake Tahoe splits California and Nevada straight down the middle. So depending on where in the high country you are snowshoeing, you will have spectacular views all around. Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at elevations ranging from … Continue reading

Sunrise Hiking Mount Quandary in Colorado with MSR’s New DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The conversation started with something like “We’ll leave at midnight, make it to the trail head by 3am, and reach the summit for sunrise.”

My response: “Sounds crazy, lets do it.”

That’s how my experience of hiking Mount Quandary started, … Continue reading

The Ultimate Guide to Snowshoeing in Grand County, Colorado

Home to two ski resorts, three lakes, and the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as access points to the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests and the Never Summer and Indian Peaks wilderness areas, Grand County Continue reading

Snowshoeing Minnesota’s Scenic Bluff Country

Though much of Minnesota is very cold in winter, many individuals can still go out and do their thing on hiking trails in 64 state parks and 55 state forests, as well as the state’s two national forests. The southeastern … Continue reading

El Niño Snowshoeing in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego

East of San Diego’s famous sun drenched beaches, some 40 miles as a bird flies, sit the Laguna Mountains, reaching more than 6,000 feet into the blue sky.  Up there, amidst conifers, oaks, and meadows, are numerous trails spanning the … Continue reading

Old Guys Surprise – Shoein’ in the Porkies

While sitting on chairs around an old wooden table, a warm wood fire slowly burned in a stove, and a gas lantern lit up the small cabin room as two friends and I discussed our snowshoe hiking plans for the … Continue reading

Fat Biking and Snowshoeing in the Kingdom Trails

Fat Biking

Most people don’t think of New England as a great cycling destination, but the Kingdom Trails in Vermont yields some of the best bike trails in all of New England. These trails are also great for snowshoeing as the two … Continue reading

Autumn Snowshoeing at Taggart Lake, Wyoming

While many mountain areas have to wait until after the holidays before they see much in the way of snow accumulation, Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, WY, is usually blanketed with powder by early November providing a breathtaking winter Continue reading

Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks

 

Mountain climbing and backcountry snowshoeing are no longer activities reserved for those “crazy” types – it’s actually becoming more and more popular. There are various organizations and sports clubs that constantly introduce new people to mountain climbing and show … Continue reading

Yosemite’s Dewey Point via the Ridge Trail

I pulled off Glacier Point Road where it ends in the winter and into the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, got my things together and then walked over to the trail head area for Dewey Point. Strapping on … Continue reading