SNOWSHOEING IN THE NORTH CASCADES
Activity level: moderate
Strap on your snowshoes and experience the North Cascades Winter Wonderland! Mountain peaks, alpine meadows, valleys and forests are all elegantly dressed in white.
First time snowshoeing? Great, you’ll get our Snowshoeing 101 lesson, a little practice and off we go! Soon, the Winter Wonderland of the North Cascades will envelope you with its beauty, its serenity, its solitude, its wildness. Stop. Listen. Look around you. Admire it all! Did we mention you’ll be getting a workout too? Your hiking level, enthusiasm, timing, snow condition and weather will dictate our route and time out on the trail (about 2 hrs).
Mountain weather is notorious for changing quickly, going from a bright sunny day to a windy white out in minutes. We keep a close eye on the constantly changing forecast. This Adventure often gets re-scheduled, so it’s best to make yourself available for a couple of days or be willing to use alternate trails/location.
Snowshoeing areas are within a 2-hr drive from Anacortes/Mount Vernon. The Winter scenery along the Mount Baker or the North Cascades Loop Scenic Byways is mesmerizing.
Snowshoes are provided; however, we have a limited supply of sizes. Please contact us to reserve yours.
Included: snowshoe rental
Not included: lunch, taxes & fees, and gratuity
What to bring: synthetic/merino wool/down layers, 2 pairs of gloves, hat, full rain gear (jacket and pants) in your backpack as well as a change shoes and socks. Sunglasses are a good idea. Snow boots are a must to keep your feet warm and dry. Snowboard boots are even better and can be rented at the Mount Baker Ski Area Lodge for an additional fee.
Very Small group size: 1-5 Adventurers
Pick-up & drop-off locations: Mount Vernon Amtrak train & bus Station, Anacortes Ferry, hotels, motels, B&Bs, AirBnBs, marinas, residences & Airporter Shuttle locations in Anacortes, La Conner, Burlington & Mount Vernon.
“Stephanie asked questions about what I wanted to see and designed a series of hikes that were both visually stunning, informative and the perfect level of physical challenge.” Merryl, New York
“Stephanie was the best guide ever! She was knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive. I do not think we could have asked for more in a guide or had a better day. We will definitely be coming back for more adventures!” Scott, Georgia
“It was a perfect day hiking in the Cascades. Stephanie is an amazing guide, very knowledgeable, caring and just a great company for being out in nature. I enjoyed every minute from start to end. I’ll certainly keep the pictures of this wonderful day in my mind for a long time – and I will come back!” Claudia, Germany