// january 2018
We all have experienced this one way or the other, you’ve planned for weeks for your trip then Mother Nature has other plans or you’re not feeling well. For us, it was a bit of both. I wasn’t feeling 100% and there was considerable risk of avalanche danger for the snowshoeing trails we chose. We are still new to snowshoeing but any risk to my loved ones and myself, I have to decline. It doesn’t matter if you’re on a popular trail, things happen. In the winter especially, you could begin hiking to clear skies and the next second a low stratus cloud makes it way which is exactly what we saw on Sunday, and it only confirmed that listening to the avalanche warning was indeed wise. We still enjoyed lowland trails and this girl of mine could care less about what kind of trails we do together. All she cares about is spending time outdoors. My word of advice is no matter the season: be prepared, be smart, and always leave a hiking itinerary in your car and let your friends or family know where you’re headed.