The other day I decided to try snowshoeing. I woke up early Sunday to meet my REI classmates for the trip to Donner Tahoe. What is it with me and early morning weekend activities?
It was 22 degrees when we arrived. Honestly I was a little worried about my clothing choices. By the time we finished putting our gear on my fingers and toes were cold! A pair of handwarmers in my gloves helped tremendously.
The class was great. Along with snowshoeing techniques, we also learned some really valuable wilderness skills, such as how to identify potentially weak snow. Snowshoeing is all fun and games until someone falls into a tree well.
We hiked a short piece of the Pacific Crest Trail.
Hiking at 7400 feet is tough! Although the views were stunning, a good bit of the hike I just watched my feet.
By the time we finished our expedition the weather had reached a balmy 30 degrees.