Trail’ology: It’s too damn cold to hike during the winter

Let's face it, sometimes the cold, windy, dreary days of winter can make us want to stay in our warm houses rather than get out and play. As part of our Monday morning trail'ology series today we're talking about a common barrier to winter hiking...the weather. If you live in Southeastern Wyoming like we do you know the feeling of driving up to a trailhead and being afraid that if you leave your nice warm car you'll blow off the side of the mountain and into a crusty snowbank. Winter hiking can be a drag, but only if you let…

Question: How do you stay warm during winter adventures?

As part of our Monday morning trail'logy series I thought I'd do something just a tad bit different. I was thinking about writing a post with our favorite tips for staying warm while we cross-country ski, snowshoe, hike or just wander around outside in frigid temperatures. As I was preparing the post I thought to myself, "I bet our readers have a ton of great ideas too!" So, if you've got a great tip, trick or way that you stay warm in the winter leave a comment below. We'll publish your tip next week with our big awesome post about…

Trail’ology: Can I hike in the winter? 5 Tips.

One common barrier to outdoor recreation is the weather! Do you think of hiking as just something to do during the summer? If you live in a cold or snowy place it's easy to be tempted to hunker down for the winter and stay off the trails. While our preferred forms of winter recreation and transportation are by cross-country ski or snowshoe we do in fact hike during the coldest winter months. And it's pretty fun. Here are a few tips for winter hiking. Dress in layers. Just like you would if you were cross-country skiing or snowshoeing and avoid cotton.…

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…