This Winter I was determined to snowshoe more as last Winter I didn't even touch my snowshoes. The hiking club I belong to has been getting more into snowshoe trips and they now have a full Winter schedule! Most of them until later on in the season, are easier ones. I've always used excuses like "I don't have a good pair to climb up a mountain", or "I don't feel like being gone all day". Well, there are no more excuses!
The easy hikes that they have scheduled leave at a decent time, 9 am, so I can sleep in. They are short snowshoes at 3 or so hours each, so they don't take much of your day. My Costco's special snowshoes are great for flat/hilly trails. I get to enjoy good company, and some fresh air, so why make excuses?
The hiking club had even scheduled a 2 hour snowshoe on Christmas Day, and 10 people showed up! I was quite impressed. That snowshoe was a warm day, I didn't need gloves going up and even my thinner Winter jacket was too hot. The later snowshoes were a bit cooler, but not below -15 celcius.
|10 people came on the Christmas Day Snowshoe up Pilot Mtn.|
|I'm on top of Pilot Mtn.|
|Jan 2 snowshoe to Korky Lake|
|Rest Stop. Pat, on the right, is our leader for the day.|
|Bjorn, who created the trail in the 60s and named the lake after his dog.|
|The ice is thick enough on lake that we can safely walk on it.|