Was lucky enough to get out and enjoy Coal Bank Pass on the snowshoes each of the past two weekends.
The first was with my Mom, who traveled out from Oklahoma for Thanksgiving. She had never been on snowshoes before and wanted to give it a shot. I think she really enjoyed herself!
We had a series of phenomenal days – sunny and warm (for late November!) and even in the high country the temps were mild.
The next weekend was a different story…a storm rolled in, making for dense clouds, cold temps (about 7 degrees up on the pass), and some frigid gusts of wind. Still, my friend Emily and I braved the elements and executed a bit longer tour.
Emily has snowshoed before, so she was game for whatever. That whatever turned into an off-trail adventure that pushed us high and low!
Wandering around in the trees and up and down the slopes led us to some beauty you don’t see from the snowcat tracks.
We had to finish it off with one last hill ‘sprint’…of course, sprint is relative when snowshoeing in 3ft of snow, but the effect on the heart rate is the same regardless.
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