To Hike or Snowshoe?

Happy New Year! There's only one way to work all that champagne out of your system and it's to snowshoe! You all made a new years resolution to snowshoe more this winter right? We're back with our Wednesday snowshoe series talking about when to hike and when to snowshoe. So far we've discussed the history of snowshoeing, why to snowshoe, how to choose a pair of snowshoes, where to buy snowshoes, the clothing and gear needed to snowshoe, and what to pack for a day on the trails. Today we're talking about when to snowshoe vs hike. A lot of…

What to Pack for a Day of Snowshoeing

Last night Santa packed around lumps of coal for naughty children all over the world. But if you were a nice kid and he personally delivered a pair of snowshoes underneath your tree you've come to the right place. While that Christmas turkey cooks it's time to take those snowshoes for a spin! As part of our Wednesday snowshoe series we've discussed the history of snowshoeing, why to snowshoe, how to choose a pair of snowshoes, what to wear snowshoeing and what gear you need to snowshoe, and where to get snowshoeing equipment. Today we're getting ready to go snowshoeing by…

5 Reasons to Snowshoe

I love to ski. For most of my life the thought of trading in my skis for a pair of snowshoes seemed ridiculous. To me snowshoeing looked like hard work, after all you don't get to enjoy the "glide" like you do on skis. So why snowshoe? I didn't start snowshoeing until a few years ago and I have to admit that I still prefer skiing but snowshoeing does have it's advantages at times. Today as part of our snowshoe series we're talking about why you should put snowshoes on your Christmas list. 1. Snowshoes are relatively inexpensive. Like most outdoor gear…

Our 3 Favorite Places to Snowshoe near Laramie

If you're in the mood for snowshoeing and happen to be near Laramie, or the surrounding area (Cheyenne perhaps) then you're in luck because there are quite a few trail options and even non trail options available to you. But today we're focused on our favorites. So, without further rambling, here are our 3 favorite places to snowshoe near Laramie: Vedauwoo: This shouldn't surprise anyone. It's close to both Laramie and Cheyenne, it has those wonderful rock formations, and it's also prime winter habitat for moose and elk. But there are a couple drawbacks. The snow tends to blow and…