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Snowshoeing in Ponderosa State Park, McCall, Id

Situated just inside the rim of Pacific weather influence, McCall, Idaho and the surrounding West Central mountains are capable of accumulating massive amounts of snow. Tired clouds dump the rest of their cargo on these mountains before heading south to dryer climates. This Pacific influence makes for a special kind of snow. Here the flakes […]

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Snowshoeing to the Summit of Grandeur Peak in Utah

I returned to this trail head, just South East of Downtown Salt Lake because my last attempt up Grandeur Peak was met by a windy, thick snowstorm that left me drenched in just 15 minutes. My first try was a week earlier, and I didn’t feel comfortable hiking alone in a blizzard when I couldn’t […]

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Snowshoeing to the East Ridge of Pfeifferhorn

This was an amazing hike! I will do it again before the winter is over. We started at the White Pine Trailhead about 3 miles up Little Cottonwood Canyon. It was a beautiful day and a lot of crosscountry skiers and splitboarders were already on the trail. My friend and I don’t have splitboards, so […]

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Thanksgiving Morning Snowshoe Past Donut Falls

I decided at the end of the year that it would be fun to start getting involved with other hikers near Salt Lake, so I signed up for and started going on outdoor adventures with some new groups. This group planned a snowshoeing adventure on Thanksgiving morning to a popular hike in Big Cottonwood […]

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Snowshoeing to Dog Lake in Big Cottonwood Canyon

As I feel like I have started to become a fairly avid backpacker and 3 season day hiker, I began to realize I have been lacking in winter hiking. This winter I have made a strong effort to get outside and into the snow of the backcountry. I have no excuse not to, living in […]

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