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New Year’s Eve in the Snow

New Year’s Eve in the Snow

Lisa Eirene

About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and

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  1. Julie

    Your pictures are fantastic!! I’ve been snowshoeing was at Trillium Lake. It’s beautiful! But I was not there on such a good day as you! We had misty rain the whole time.
    When I was there, several people were actually crossing the lake. It freaked me out too much! I don’t know if I’m just a wuss or if I’m smart to not even consider crossing it πŸ˜‰

    Happy New Year!!

    p.s. I hate poor customer service.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Julie I’d NEVER cross a lake!!! Ever! Scary!

      1. Julie

        We went to Trillium yesterday! We had promised the kids a trip sledding during Christmas break and then we realized Christmas break was over yesterday…so off we went πŸ™‚
        And…you’ll be glad to know ~ we did NOT cross the lake πŸ™‚

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Fun! How was the weather when you went? Was it crowded? Glad you didn’t cross the lake. I’m bummed we didn’t make it to the lake!

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  3. Carbzilla

    It looks so beautiful! I’m so sorry your trek was less than ideal. REI should be having a big sale on snowshoes soon. I think they’re worth buying. We love ours even if we don’t get out on them as much as we’d like to.

    We only made it out today to buy sushi-making ingredients but we may still drive to the beach tomorrow for razor clamming. I think Cady deserves a trip to the beach (her favorite).

    Happy New Year!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Which brand of snowshoes did you guys buy? We are definitely buying our own.

  4. Lisa

    There is no snow in Middle GA to play in, or there usually isn’t. So we went to Stone Mountain GA which has been turned into “Snow Mountain”!! They pump water out of their lake and turn it into snow. We spent the morning riding tubes as a family down a slope and letting our kids ride in little plastic sleds and small tubes down very short slopes. It was fun and we were glad we played in the snow early in the day because by noon it was 60 degrees and the snow was disappearing faster than they could make it.
    I’ve never been out in snow shoes, but it looks like fun. I have been to Mt. Hood (but not Trillium Lake) and had a snowball fight in August. We saw summer skiers while we were there. Do you summer ski?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      I’ve never heard of that! Pumping water to make snow? What a cool thing. I’ve never skied before.

  5. Coco

    Wow, that is so gorgeous! I’ve never snowshoed or done cc skiing – just downhill. I bet with good equipment and more fueling you could get to the lake.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      We will definitely try again!

  6. Alan (Pounds Off Playoff)

    Spectacular photos, Lisa! Happy New Year!

  7. kalin

    that looks fun! josh and i have been talking about going snowshoeing this winter, but haven’t yet….

    i’ve seen ads for the showshoe in cabin. i love the concept but it was still not super cheap. and if i have to pack my gear it, i want a deal!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that’s a bummer. I was going to look into those cabins too…

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  9. Becky

    That looks amazing! I haven’t been snowshoeing in years. Mount Hood must be beautiful in person. How is your knee?

    1. Lisa Eirene

      My knee is okay. Today is a rest day so I’m taking it easy. Tomorrow will tell me for sure how my knee is doing when I try to run at the gym.

  10. marie

    AHHHHHHH I wanna go skiing!!

    Bummer about the snow shoes– AND I can’t believe how rude the guy was to you! I’ve been in a lot of customer service jobs and my position has always been that if the customer had a legit complaint and made it respectfully without being a jerk, I’d always give them benefit of the doubt. But you always come across the occasional a-hole πŸ˜‰

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Yes it was pretty disappointing. It just reaffirmed our need to buy our own snowshoes and never rent again. Especially not from that place!

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