1.03.2013

LOTM- Dream Hike

Have you ever snowshoed? I haven't, but I really want to!
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My goal is to hike/ snowshoe all the way to my cabin. I have a group of friends that are ready to go and just waiting on my cue. We would spend one day hiking, one day enjoying the top of the mountain, and then the last day hiking back down.
I'm a bit worried though, it's 7 miles, uphill all the way, and I hear snow shoeing is HARD. But that's not even the hard part, the hard part is that we won't be able to turn anything in the cabin on. Below freezing temperatures and not a working heater in sight? That's why I'm hesitant. But I think we can do it! Are my expectations too high?
The newest plan is to snowmobile to the gate (we won't be able to get snowmobiles past that) then snowshoe the last mile. Sounds more doable, right? What is your dream hike??
Be sure to check out the other ladies and what their dream hikes are!
Katie- this month's guest blogger!

26 comments

JellyBones said...

Whoa. 7 miles with no heater!! I'd go the snowmobile route for sure. I'm hoping to try snow shoeing this winter too!
Trish

www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

Gypsy in Jasper said...

Snowshoeing isn't that hard. It's just a matter of getting used to having flipper feet. You grow accustomed to it in the first 30 minutes to an hour and then you just relish in the fact that you're not sinking into the ridiculous snow. It's fun!

I would love an adventure like that. I was just saying to Ian last night that I am dying to kick this cold so I get outside for a snowshoe or a ski.

I hope you make this happen!!

The Egg said...

i hiked 7 miles in snow shoes in breckenridge to a itty bitty hut with no electricity! we did have a fire though which was super fun but we had to keep getting up in the middle of the night to keep it going!
you can do it!

xo the egg out west.

Mrs.Danielle.Warren said...

I can't wait to hear about that trip (if you guys do go) It sounds like it would be a lot of fun!

Marlen said...

the 7 mile upwards hike horrified me, that is until i read that there's no heat!! bundle up with plenty of blankets! but that's so adventurous of you, and i bet it'll be super fun. anyways, what kind of winter is it if you don't have one freezing memory to remember, am i right?

Leah said...

below freezing and no heater! whoa, don't know if i could do that. it looks like an amazing experience though. good luck!!

Nicole said...

This sounds like so much fun!! I love snowshoeing. If you can hike seven miles, you can show shoe seven miles. :)

Alyssa said...

I'm sure you can do it! Plus, it looks like so much fun!! I love the tracks they make!! (: Good Luck!!!

Health, art, and the girl gamer said...

I want to go hiking!!!!

danica said...

i think snowshoeing sounds pretty fun! the whole below freezing, not so much. good luck! :)

Kirsten Wiemer said...

i have seriously always wanted to snowshoe.
it looks hard, but so much fun!
i think your idea of snowmobiling and then snowshoeing from there sounds good!

K

Danielle Carroll said...

That sounds like it would be an amazing experience! Unfortunately, I don't think I'd be tough enough to give it a go! LOL

Karm said...

Oh my Lord... I just got tired and had to drink water after reading your post. haha I couldn't even last half a mile snowshoeing... BUT you are Gentri. and I know you can do it.
I am just a lil scared about the no heater at the cabin stuff... ):

Ann. said...

I've snow shoed! I do every winter, if you just go a good pace you'll be fine! Make sure you take lots of warm clothes :)

MEl :) said...

that looks dreamy!

Shay said...

That sounds so amazing! As for me- I think any hike sounds great, I haven't been hiking in months!

CoastWithMe said...

You have some courage girl! I'm an absolute wuss! You can do it:))! I'll be sending warm thoughts your way!

Claire said...

oh my, that sounds HARD! I've camped in a tent in the snow before, i couldnt move i was bundled up so much. I was fine if i didnt have to get up for a wee haha!

sweet harvest moon said...

I did it once during my vacation in the Alps a couple of years ago.

You just got to get used to have plastic (or wooden) things on your feet...

I'm sure you will enjoy your trip up the cabin in snowshoes! Gooood luck!

sweet harvest moon said...

I did it once during my vacation in the Alps a couple of years ago.

You just got to get used to have plastic (or wooden) things on your feet...

I'm sure you will enjoy your trip up the cabin in snowshoes! Gooood luck!

Allison Taylor said...

This is definitely a great goal! I've snowshoed a few times, and it's pretty hard, but hiking without them in the snow would be impossible. The snowmobile plan sounds easier and way fun too! I hope you end up going with your ladies!

Kallee Mae said...

Oh my gosh, my husband and I are wanting to do this so bad!! Let me know how it goes!
Kal

The Adventurer said...

DONE. Count me in Glee - count. me. in.

Ashley said...

I have always wanted to snowshoe and wish I would have when we lived in Colorado! That sounds like so much fun... but I'm not sure about having no heat?! Yikes.

Colorado has a hut system where you can snowshoe to their huts and stay in them overnight... but they have wood-burning stoves for heat.

If you snowmobiled you could leave easier if it was too cold. Sounds like fun!

sweet harvest moon said...

I'm not going to lie, it's not easy.

Maybe you should practice before snowshoeing the seven miles up to the cabin?

Let us know how it went!

sara
x

youarenicelady said...

Snowshoeing is not hard but is a good workout. DRINK LOTS! Can you make a fire outside of your cabin, to keep warm? I suggest finding a YURT to rent then snowshoe in because they have wood stoves, are super cozy, adorable and warm! :) Most places rent a pair with poles for $10, so don't pay more than that! I suggest Atlas, and if you're CLIMBING rent their 9 or 10 series, because the treads on the bottom are better for climbing. We are " " this close to buying pairs, because we love it so much. HAVE FUN! Make your dream happen! xoxo

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