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Snowshoeing, Cross Country Skiing

April 6, 2019

At about 2500', the snow went from intermittent patches to consistently covering the trail. There were some older snowshoe tracks, so I didn't need the GPS on my View Ranger app; at least not yet. Once it got about a foot deep, it was easier to put the skis on than to post hole. With the ski...

March 23, 2019

In February, I went skishoeing after a huge dump of beautiful deep powder. I had wanted to find and scout out a trail that is not marked for winter use, but that would make a good loop from Frog Lake to the Twin Lakes and then back on the well used and well marked Twin Lakes Trail #495, as it merges...

February 7, 2019

This view (above) is not something many people see, because if someone wants to go up to the top of Tom, Dick, and Harry mountain above the lake, there is a trail that goes way around and approaches from the backside. Not many people climb straight up from the lake. Bushwhacking off trail, the slope...

February 5, 2019

Normally, breaking trail uphill in deep snow is very hard work, but we had some warm weather the week before, which melted the surface and re-froze overnight, forming a crust. Then about 6 to 8 inches of new snow covered the ice layer, which held firm, so instead of breaking trail in several feet of...

November 14, 2018

If you’ve already been cross country skiing, you’ll love the way the shorter, fatter skis are so much easier to handle, and the way the climbing skins give you even better traction on the uphill climb.

October 4, 2018

When you get out there in the snow, the better your fitness, the more you’ll enjoy it. General conditioning is similar for all sports, but snow sports usually include the extra challenge of higher elevation and the resulting thinner air.

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