Getting outside in the winter can be challenging. Leaving your warm home and cozy couch to the frigid snow-covered forest? No way! There are ways to make yourself comfortable when trekking in the winter, as always, prepare for the worst. I promise you, snowshoeing is just as rewarding as hiking.
In certain parts of the world, backcountry snow travel can be dangerous. Prior to going, here is a checklist of things you want to do:
Planning ahead of time and keeping a close eye on weather reports is essential in winter travel. Don’t push yourself when the conditions do not look good. This is how people get hurt, we would not want to lose any of you Mountain Chicks to the abdominal snowman! In addition to your pre-planning, here is a list of gear you will want to bring:
This blog was written by Logan Dralle of Her Oregon Life. Logan is also a Mtn Chicks Oregon Ambassador. You can read more about her and the other Mtn Chicks Chapters by visiting the Chapters page on our site. What's your go-to winter activity?
Dani is the Founder of Mountain Chicks and the primary author of the Mtn Chicks Blog. Here you'll find outdoor tips, travel experiences, gear reviews and more.