Play Ball! On Snowshoes

Bases were loaded. One more kick into the outfield and their team could gain some home runs. Excitement mounted as a young woman slammed a large beach-ball with her snowshoe, landing it beyond 2nd base and into centerfield. Two players … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Right in Your Own Backyard

Participating in any outdoor activity, snowshoeing included, we often wonder where to go in terms of the best terrain, distance and travel time.

When the snow arrives, these questions are much easier to answer than one would think. The need … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Dress Code – Here’s What You Should Wear with Your Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is one of the most popular winter activities for fitness and recreation that a lot of people tend to enjoy, and it’s not without its fair share of history. Once a mode of transportation, snowshoeing has evolved a … Continue reading

Tree Identification While Snowshoeing: Pines Aren’t The Only Evergreens

Have you been like me and for every green tree that you see in the winter you call it a pine tree? If so, this article is for you. Why? Because all of those evergreen trees you see aren’t just … Continue reading

Leave No Trace: Snowshoe Responsibly

As snowshoers, you already know this: winter is an excellent time for outdoor recreation. With snow on the ground and snowshoes on your feet, you can explore pretty much anywhere. That’s not the case in summer, when going off trail … Continue reading

Letterboxing: A Good Old-Fashioned Treasure Hunt

Letterboxing has its roots in England, starting back in the mid 1800’s. James Perrot, a popular Dartmoor guide, placed a bottle with his calling card along the banks of Cranmere Pool. New and veteran hikers could contact him and record … Continue reading

Take Your Friends Snowshoeing!  (Really, They’ll Love It!)

Snowshoeing is the ultimate winter crowd pleaser. Rent some snowshoes for your friends and you’re good to go for an easy fun day playing in the snow.

Don’t believe me that snowshoeing is a fun way to plan a day … Continue reading

Basic Safety On The Trail

Safety reminders are always important, especially as technology continues to improve. We were all novices at one time, but once you step up to backcountry terrain and long, strenuous treks you are no longer a beginner. Those amazing views and Continue reading

Definitive Guide – How to Choose the Perfect Snowshoes for Your Needs

The snowshoe market is flooded with all sorts of products. This is why novice trackers and mountain climbers can have a problem choosing the right ones. There are too many things to take into account, and one can easily end … Continue reading

Snowshoeing 101: Techniques for the Beginner

“Okay, everyone line up,” I began by saying to the class. “We are going to play follow the leader with a twist. The first one in line chooses an animal. You are then to walk like that animal.” Fifteen grade … Continue reading

Emergency Tips From Snowshoer Stranded for 30 Hours In Central Washington


Using his outdoor experience and list of 10 essential items, snowshoer Wally Fosmore of Shoreline, Wash. survived the elements and a night in the back country before finding his way to safety at a rendezvous point with local emergency services … Continue reading

Yoga in the Snow

Just as the snowshoe season was getting underway, an old back problem flared up. A trip to the chiropractor reassured me I should continue to stay active. “Let your pain guide your activity” was my doctor’s welcome advice, with one … Continue reading