Conditions were perfect for a sunny Sunday snowshoe up to Mt. Baker’s White Salmon Rd on February 11th. The snowshoe trail is located on the hairpin turn just before the lower lodge ski area with breath-taking views of Mt. Skuksan it is a snowshoeing and cross-country skiing favorite in the winter months.
Four volunteer leaders and 11 attendees met and grouped into vehicles to head up to our first stop at Wake n’ Bakery in Glacier. Treats, coffee, and a final bathroom break before starting to snowshoe. Majority of the 11 attendees had never gone snowshoeing before and were nervous and excited to tackle this new adventure. Layered up and ready the group of Girafficorn’s embarked on their nearly 5 mile figure 8 trek through the snow.
“If you can walk, you can snowshoe” said Shelly, one of the attendees and first time ‘snowshoer’ after about 20 steps into the trail. Everyone was laughing and crunching along in the perfectly packed down snow.
We stopped to take in the views, soak in the sunshine, and enjoy time with our new friends.
Huge thanks to our unofficial sponsor Superfeet Worldwide for giving each attendee a pair of TrailBlazer insoles!