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Posts Tagged ‘snowshoeing’

Hike of the Week: Climb to Skyline for lakeside views

Hike of the Week: Climb to Skyline for lakeside views

A short but strenuous climb to a high alpine lake, buried deep in snow, awaits snowshoers on the Skyline Lake Route. The length of the trail and the steepness with which it climbs are secondary considerations, however, for snowshoers will find an inordinate amount of natural beauty and winter wilderness on this trail. The beautiful [Continued...]

Hike of the Week: Eagle Point, ONP

Hike of the Week: Eagle Point, ONP

Winter hiking on webbed feet It’s hard to set-aside a part of your life for four or five months. That could explain why snowshoeing has become such a popular pursuit. Summer hikers, tired of hanging up their packs and boots when the first snow falls, have found that snowshoes let them extend their favorite past [Continued...]

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Snowshoeing 101: tips for winter adventurers

Halfway up the ridge leading to Skyline Lake near Stevens Pass, a heavy snowdrift sat as a near-vertical 4-foot wall in our path. Climbers would simply kick the toe of their boots deep into the face of the drift, plunge their ax in and climb the small wall of snow. But what about snowshoers? Turns [Continued...]