Are you tired of being cooped up inside during the winter months? Do you wish you were back in the mountains hiking? Are you looking for a new outdoor adventure to try? Maybe you should consider snowshoeing!
Snowshoeing is a fun and accessible way to explore the winter wilderness. It's a low-impact activity that allows you to hike through deep snow, offering a unique way to experience the beauty of the winter landscape.
Snowshoeing is a type of hiking that involves wearing special shoes (called snowshoes) that allow you to walk on top of deep snow without sinking down into it. The shoes are designed with a large, flat surface area, which helps to distribute your weight evenly and prevent you from sinking.
Snowshoeing can be done in any location that receives snowfall, including mountains, forests, and even urban parks. Just make sure to dress appropriately for the weather and check local trail conditions before you go. Access is often the biggest consideration to hiking your favorite summer spots with snowshoes on your feet. Forest roads often go unplowed through the winter months so, either you find a spot closer to open roads and parking, or plan a much further snowshoe expedition.
Not only is it a great way to get some fresh air and exercise, but it also allows you to experience the beauty of the winter landscape in a way that you can't on skis or a snowboard. Plus, it's a relatively easy activity to learn, making it accessible to people of all ages and fitness levels.
How do you get started with snowshoeing? First, you'll need to purchase or rent a pair of snowshoes. Look for a pair that fits your weight and the type of terrain you'll be exploring. You'll also want to invest in warm, waterproof clothing and a pair of sturdy winter boots. Then, find a local trail or park and give it a try! Don't be afraid to ask for tips or advice from more experienced snowshoers, as they can help you get the most out of your new hobby.
So why wait? Embrace the cold and try snowshoeing this winter. You'll be glad you did!
Here's some of our favorite snowshoe trails
Harriman State Park
Island Park, Idaho8.3 miles SW of Island Park, Idaho
Harriman State Park is found 38 miles from Yellowstone along Henry's Fork. This 11,000-acre wildlife refuge is open year round for most activities. In addition to having beautiful scenery and...Cross-country Ski, Hike, Horseback, Mountain Bike, Snowshoe
McCall, Idaho10.4 miles NE of McCall, Idaho
McCall is a beautiful resort town located in western Idaho, two hours north of Boise. It's feautures a multitude of activity of activities in both the Winter and Summer months, including:...Backpack, Camp, Canoe, Cross-country Ski, Hike, Kayak, Mountain Bike, Sled, Snowshoe, Swim