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Tag: cross country skiing

Salmon La Sac Snowshoe and Ski Guide

Salmon La Sac is a gorgeous winter destination with miles of opportunities for snowshoeing and cross country skiing with a fraction of the crowds you’ll find at the Snoqualmie Pass sno parks. Salmon La Sac is on the sunnier side of the Cascade mountains so you might find the...

Lake Wenatchee Guide: Ideal Year Round Family Getaway

Lake Wenatchee is a large alpine lake fed by Cascade mountain snow and glacier melt. Sunny and warm in summer and cold and snowy in winter (with a lot more sun than the west side of the state!) it’s an ideal year round family getaway. Every type of mountain...

8 Reasons to Visit Alaska in Winter

When the tourists leave, the temperature drops, fall zooms by and long nights bring out the spectacular northern lights it is winter in Alaska! You might be thinking a winter visit to Alaska sounds nuts. Can you visit Alaska in winter? YES YOU CAN! I lived in Alaska for...

Winter Weekend in Kamloops BC: great for cross country skiers

Sometimes when it’s rained for months, and you just want to see some sun and have fun outside without rain, it’s nice to have a road trip getaway to a different environment that isn’t too far from home. A winter weekend in Kamloops BC is a favorite of mine...

How to Hike all Winter

You likely know, dear reader, that I believe it getting outside as much as possible! Ordinary Adventures is all about keeping it low key so that you can get out more! Previously I’ve talked about how to start hiking as well as how to hike more often. One way...

Learn a Winter Olympic Sport at Whistler

A really fun way to beat the winter blues is winter adventure! What better way to do this than to learn a winter olympic sport at Whistler? Honestly, I can’t think of a single one. Keep in mind that this is Ordinary Adventures, so you don’t need to be...

Lake Easton Sno Park Snowshoeing and Skiing

Lake Easton Sno Park is my favorite all around place for cross country skiing on the I-90 corridor close to Seattle. Some of the other sno parks are closer to Seattle, or have more challenges but Lake Easton is my favorite. Cabin Creek is wonderful for practicing hills and...

How to make the Best Winter Hiking Food: 5 Soups for your Thermos

Winter hiking food is the BEST! No need for refrigeration or worries about chocolate melting! It’s AMAZING to bring hot food along with you in a thermos. My strategy is to make the soup for dinner or lunch earlier in the week and then save enough leftovers for my...

Best Beginner Cross Country Skiing near Seattle

January 2021 Note: This winter has seen extreme pressure on sno parks in Washington State. Be prepared that you may be turned around if legal and safe parking is not available. PLEASE DO NOT PARK ILLEGALLY OR BLOCKING ANY ROADS OR FREEWAY INTERCHANGES. This is for your safety as...
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