Snowshoeing at Snoqualmie Pass, 2013-01-26

On Sunday we went up to Snoqualmie Pass, at Lower Gold Creek Basin. We met Dan and Laura and did some snowshoeing and sledding.

I was rocking this awesome late-eighties snowsuit. It was a hand-me-down from Matt, and it fit perfectly. It came with a roll of duct tape in the pocket.

At first, Max insisted on walking on fresh snow, instead of the easy path of compressed snow. He stumbled a bit, but was having fun.

Also, we brought Hiro The Invisible Dog.

Simkowiaks + Snow = Epic Snowball Fight:

In the far background you can see that I was already back into shorts. I was keeping quite warm just hiking around in snowshoes.

Off to find some sledding…

It was a lot of fun and we’re going back soon.

REI rents snowshoes locally for $20, and a Washington State Snow Pass is $20/day, or $40 annually. I spent two weeks watching Craigslist and found used snowshoes for everyone. The cost was an average of 60.8% the current street price of new (incl. 10% sales tax).

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