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Skyline Lake Snowshoe: Steep, Short and Spectacular

A Skyline Lake snowshoe outing is a spectacular trip at Stevens Pass with spectacular views and winter beauty! While short it is STEEP and therefore can’t be considered easy (3 miles round trip and 1100 feet of elevation gain). I wouldn’t recommend it for your first time on snowshoes...

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...

Seattle Outdoor Holiday Activities

Seattle has a reputation for being gloomy in the winter, but that doesn’t stop us from having lots of fun outside to celebrate the holidays! If you’re looking for Seattle outdoor holiday activities, here’s a great list to get you started! Christmas Ship Festival Probably Seattle’s most unique holiday...

How to Start Snowshoeing for Absolute Beginners

Snowshoeing is an excellent way to enjoy getting outside all winter and a fun progression for anyone who enjoys hiking or walking outdoors. It is also a way to enjoy the outdoors in the winter that requires minimal gear and no specialized skills (unlike skiing!). Snowshoeing is taking one...

Spring Snowshoeing Mt Rainier

Why Spring Snowshoeing at Mt Rainier? If you’re done with snow and ready to pack the snowshoes into the back of the closet, I totally get it! But let me try to convince you not to put them away just yet…the glorious spring snowshoeing season is here and once...

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...

Snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail North from Snoqualmie Pass

If you’re looking for a close to Seattle, no trail pass needed, relatively safe from avalanches winter snowshoe, snowshoe Pacific Crest Trail north from Snoqualmie Pass! A couple of weeks ago (before all the big February snow) I did the first couple miles of the PCT north for a...

Gold Creek Valley Snowshoe

Snow is falling in the mountains like crazy and by this weekend the snowshoe season will be here at all the passes! Hooray! If you’re on the #getoutallwinter bandwagon with me, there’s nothing more exciting than the first snowshoe outing! I tried to rush the season last weekend on...