Wondering where to snowshoe?
The answer could be as easy as stepping into your backyard or visiting your favorite park. The options of where to go snowshoeing are limitless. Try snowshoeing:
Outdoor sports equipment retailers, area Chambers of Commerce, hiking clubs, regional snowmobile associations and local inns and mountain resorts often have extensive trail information available to share.
California's Snow Park system provies a great way to get to favorite snowshoeing areas. Fess as of 2002 were $5/day, $25/year. Locally, several Snow Parks are nearby including:
California's Dept. of Parks & Recreation can be contacted for more details.
The Sierra Club maintains a series of back country huts for ski or snowshoe in trips. Reservations are needed for winter use. Check their web site for details.
Several locals offer snowshoe guide services, such as Cathy Works (www.cathyworks.com). Also, several excellent books are available on snowshoeing the Sierras. Check REI's web site and the local Mountain Recreation sporting goods store.
Don't forget to check the Troop's web site! We post photos of many of our outings. We are also trying to keep maps of our hikes and treaks available online.
Use your imagination! If you enjoyed hiking a Sierra area last Summer, its probably good snowshoeing, too!
Be sure to respect private property rights. Park off the roads and watch for snowplows. Always carry chains, even if you drive a 4WD. Be sure to have blankets and water in your car.
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