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Tag: cross country skiing

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 I90 corridor close to Seattle. Some of the other sno parks are closer to Seattle, or have more challenges (I love Cabin Creek for practicing hills and turns) or better views (Amabilis mountain...

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...

Beginner Cross Country Skiing near Seattle

Another great strategy to #getoutallwinter is to learn a new winter sport. Previously we talked about getting started with snowshoeing, and now we’ll talk about learning to cross country ski (also known as nordic skiing). I love cross country skiing, but it has been a hard won skill for...

You CAN Embrace Winter, Really!

How winter looks in our August dreams How it actually looks Okay, okay, around Seattle often it’s more like this Did you know Seattle is NOT the city with the most depressing winters in the US? It’s only the SECOND most depressing! What a relief! Seriously though, winter here...

Mowich Lake Mt Rainier in Winter

In a recent post we explored a quiet side of Mt Rainier to visit in the winter, the area near Chinook Pass where the road is closed. Today, we will head to the north side of the park to an excellent winter or spring destination, Mowich Lake. Mowich Lake...