AIARE Level 1 Course Review

Zerrpppppp, click. Zerrrrpppp click. Zerrrrpppp click. My legs sound robotic as they slide across the skin track on their makeshift skis. The only thing that reminds me that I'm human is my heavy [...]

Lake Haiyaha in Rocky Mountain National Park Winter Trip Report

The 3:30am wake up call came with some ease this go around. Surprisingly, my eyes naturally popped open without an alarm. It's as if my natural body clock knew what was coming. I rolled out of [...]

How to Snowshoe with a Dog

As I finally clear the boulders and begin to rip my spikes off Nina does a happy dance and starts rolling furiously across the patches of snow. She's happy to be outside enjoying the great white [...]

Tips for Snow Hiking and Snowshoeing

It's cold, well below freezing. You're a few miles in and the weather is starting to roll in quick. 40-50mph freezing winds whip down the steep face of the mountain your hiking next to. You lose [...]