Spring is here, in our calendars, hearts, and gear closets. Even with this year’s massive snowpack in the mountains, there’s some great lower-elevation trips and hikes soon to be carpeted with wildflowers!
For the fourth time this year, my snowshoe plans fell through. It seems I have done something to anger the outdoor gods. However, lowland parks free of avalanche danger and full of trails are in abundance here!
Before my first time backpacking in 2017, I had many questions, most of them regarding the idea of carrying everything I needed and how much it would hurt. Luckily the boyfriendo was not a novice, but for those of you who are, here’s my tips.