Diann & I went snowshoeing up at Snoqualmie Pass this past Saturday at the Winter Trails Day event sponsored by the Seattle Mountaineers branch. It was pretty fun, actually, considering neither of us had ever been snowshoeing. Several snowshoe manufacturers were on-hand to let people try out their snowshoes ( MSR, Tubbs, Atlas and Red Feather ) so we got to check out a variety of types and brands of snowshoes. REI was on-hand to give how-to lessons and little 30 minute tours throughout the forest in Snoqualmie. While there, it was lightly snowing and we were snowshoeing through a good 18-24″ of very dry powder. Turnout was mentioned to be not as good in years past, but there was a Seahawks playoff game happening at the same time (which they, of course, couldn?t hold on to the lead again and subsequently lost).
All in all, an enjoyable experience that pretty much seals the deal on us paying for membership in the Mountaineers. Oh, Washington Trails Association ( WTA ) was also on-hand too.
UPDATE: Some pictures from the area are available here ; however, there are no actual snowshoeing pictures. 🙁