My New Happy: Try Something New: Snowshoeing

Friday, February 16, 2018

Try Something New: Snowshoeing

One of my goals for 2018 is to try something new every month.  As I get older, I realize it's important to push myself outside of my comfort zone and keep the body and brain engaged.

January's new thing:  snowshoeing.

Although to be honest, we have snowshoed once before.  But it was years and years ago so I've decided it doesn't count.  

Before Christmas, Costco had snowshoe sets with the shoes, poles and a storage bag, so I picked some up for George and I.  We waited for a decent weather day and headed to the mountains.

Living near Seattle, we're fortunate that great ski resorts are only an hour away from home.  There's a nordic center just past the main resort, for cross country skiing and snowshoeing, and an all day pass is only $13.

We were up early and made it to the lodge just as it was opening.  

Which was perfect, because we had the trails almost to ourselves for the first few hours.

Not going to lie...snowshoeing is hard work.  I thought the terrain would be flatter, but there were lots of small up and down hills, and I spent plenty of time on my butt.  Eventually I got the hang of it though, and was able to look around instead of down at my feet.  So beautiful.

I used to love being out in the snow, downhill skiing.  An old knee injury has finally caught up with me, so this is a great alternative for a winter time activity.

Eventually we made a big loop and found ourselves back at the lodge, just as the trails were starting to get busy.  A stop for hot chocolate and we were back in the warm car and on our way home.

Adventure number one in the books!  Have a great weekend, friends!


  1. It's on my bucket list to go skiing, but this sounds like fun, and a great way to work the quads and butt. Something about all that snow just looks like a great time. Great pics too! Hugs...RO

  2. Good for you! What a fun adventure!

  3. I've never snowshoed but I've heard its a fantastic workout!

  4. Oh how fun! Does seem like hard work, something on my list of things to try!

  5. I love the idea of trying something new every month. You're right, our aging brains needs it! I used to want to ski but now I'm too afraid I'd get injured and that would mess up my work out schedule (which I live and die by). Snowshoeing sounds like it would be challenging but not as scary as skiing.
    Boy the scenery is breathtaking! You are so fortunate to live somewhere so beautiful!
    Happy weekend Lana!

  6. How fun! I've never been snowshoeing but I tried skiing this year. Lots of work but really fun!

  7. My mother in law does this. What a fun chance to get exercise, learn something new, and actually maybe appreciate snow. I could use that!

  8. i've had snowshoes sitting waiting for me to use but it's been so damn cold. It will happen this weekend, I tell ya. THanks for the motivation!

  9. Happy weekend Lana! Snowshoeing is fun and definitely work! Our last trip out we took our puppy, which meant we had to be extra careful as she kept getting in the way. This is certainly the winter for all things that require snow.

  10. I’ve heard of snowshoeing, it looks like a lot of fun and its a killer workout. I think I would spend most f my time on my butt also. Have a great weekend.

  11. Aw, this is great Lana! Good for y'all!! I should have tried this when we lived in MN. I've heard it's great exercise.


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