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Tag: snowshoeing

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...

How to Hike to Franklin Falls in Winter

Franklin Falls is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Washington and Franklin Falls in winter is even more spectacular! You can even catch a frozen Franklin Falls if you get there at the right time. The hike to Franklin Falls in winter is longer than it is in...

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...

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...

How to Start Snowshoeing for the First Time

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...

Snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park: Winter and Spring Adventure Guide

Why Snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park? If you’re weary of the rain in the lowlands of Western Washington, or if you’re visiting during the winter or spring months, a day to snowshoe Mt Rainier National Park is the perfect adventure! If possible, try to pick a sunny day to...

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...

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! This trail is also known as the longer outing to Commonwealth Basin though I have never gone beyond the first couple miles. I...