Alex and I went snowshoeing with some of my co-workers for the first time over the weekend. We rented our snowshoes from REI and were on our way. I had never even considered going snowshoeing until we moved out here and even then I was more focused on skiing. However, snowshoeing proved to be just as fun–and a great workout!
We made our way to the Red Mountain Trail through the Commonwealth Basin. Starting off slow was key as we each got accustomed to our snowshoes. But we were off soon enough and trekked through the icy snow where, in some spots, would have went passed my waist if I fell in.
The weather was beautiful: lots of sunshine and blue skies. The hike was about five miles round trip and boy did we feel it. However, it was a great time and an awesome way to see the mountains. We can’t wait to go again! I think we found our new weekend activity.