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Winter at Gold Creek Pond

Winter at Gold Creek Pond

Spenser and I have a Christmas tradition now where we go out for either a snowshoe or a hike (depending on the weather) in the morning and then come home and cook a big pot of something delicious and watch the Christmas episodes of 30 Rock. We didn’t get to do that this year because he was feeling pretty sick Christmas morning, so we slept in. BUT we both had the next day off, so we took advantage of what was going to be hopefully a peaceful Monday and headed back out to Gold Creek Pond for a nice gentle winter walk.

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January 10, 2017 5,565 comments Read More
2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

2016’s First Hike: Skyline Lake

Happy 2016! Though we’ve been to Skyline Lake before, we wanted a nice familiar hike to take our new snowshoes out on our last day of holiday vacation. We both got the MSR Lightning Ascent snowshoes for Christmas (thanks, Dad!!), so I’m determined to go snowshoeing more than once a year now. Our original plan was Gold Creek Pond, but the trail became totally packed down in the week since the last snow, rendering snowshoes pointless out there. So, we set off this morning from home with mugs full of hot wine and a song in our hearts (or something).

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January 3, 2016 1 comment Read More
Snowshoeing to Skyline Lake

Snowshoeing to Skyline Lake

This Christmas Day, we decided to celebrate by heading to the mountains for a winter adventure! We’d never been snowshoeing before today, but I’d been dying to get out there to see what it’s all about. It’s still pretty early in the season for snow, so our options were fairly limited. However, we set our sights on Skyline Lake in Stevens Pass, which had a base snow depth of about 32″. Perfect for us! After a totally festive breakfast of huevos rancheros, we headed east for our big adventure. The trailhead is just across the highway from Stevens Pass ski resort, conveniently leading up from the overflow parking area. Parking is free too, no pass required. We arrived at about 11:30, donned our snow pants for the first time in a long time, and climbed the hill towards the power lines and into the forest. Skyline Lake

December 27, 2013 0 comments Read More