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Glacier View Snowshoe Adventure

Glacier View Snowshoe Adventure

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. Becky

    That trail looks gorgeous! And you have significantly more snow than we do, which just seems crazy. I use my GPS watch for all the hikes I do in the summer, and it seems to be pretty accurate. I’ve only been snowshoeing once and it was QUITE the workout!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      What kind of GPS do you have? We want to get one. I think it’s a good idea for the snow adventures we go on. It’s easy to get turned around when everything is white. I have a compass but it’s just not the same.

      Snowshoeing is a GOOD workout. It may be a slow workout but it’s intense.

  2. Ingunn

    I have a GPS but I’m not very good at using it…I usually stick to the ol’ map instead.

    These photos makes me want to get out in the snow RIGHT NOW!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      See, and I am terrible at reading a map! Do you use topographical maps?

      It was a gorgeous day on Mount Hood! I would love to explore St. Helens or Rainier someday.

      1. Ingunn

        Yes, topo maps! It’s definitely worth it to learn how to use a map & compass…makes the hiking more fun and, who knows, it might save you some day!

        That said, a GPS is a really useful tool too, especially in a heavily treed area or if there’s a whiteout. Plus I’m a stats geek, so it’s nice to know how many miles and feet you’ve gained :o)

        1. Lisa Eirene

          REI offers free classes. I need to find the time to go to some of them!

  3. Deb

    Wow! I wish we had things like this near us! Every time you post about a hike like this I love it. Of course I’d also need to find someone willing to do it with me. Love the photos!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Where do you live? Is there a mountain nearby?

      1. Deb

        Lancaster, Cali. Its a high desert area. Pretty much all flat unless you want to drive at least an hour, and I don’t have the money for gas… lol.

        I’m totally jealous of all those trees too! All of our trees lean at a 15* angle, and only have branches on one side… lots of high winds here.

        1. Lisa Eirene

          Bend is the high desert and they have snow. I agree that gas is expensive. I suggest getting together a group of people to go too and everyone splits gas money!

  4. Lisa

    what an awesome adventure!!!

  5. Lisa

    I’m surprised that they haven’t marked the trails. By marking, I’m talking about a stroke of paint on a tree.

    I can’t imagine going hiking or snow shoeing in the winter without knowing for sure where I was going! Using a GPS or map and compass sounds like it would make the experience very interesting.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      It was clear that it was a trail and there were markings (blue diamonds on the trees). I just picked the WRONG trail. Silly!

  6. Roz@weightingfor50

    Hi Lisa, WOW…that trail looks GORGEOUS. How fun to get your workout in that way.

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Snowshoeing is definitely a FUN way to get some exercise in! Much better than a treadmill, if you ask me. 🙂

  7. JJ

    The first time I went cross country skiing at Glacier View, I had pretty much the same experience! We totally got off the trail, or off the trail we *thought* we were on, and ended up at the same highway overlook. And did step through into a creek on Kurt’s Connector 🙂 I got the Mt Hood Winter Trails map though, and studied and studied it and finally figured out where all the different loops and trails go there and it’s one of my favorite places to ski/snowshoe. I’ve also gotten a lot better at actually spotting the blue blazes on the trees! They’re easy to miss if you daydream at all, like I tend to do!

    1. Lisa Eirene

      Oh that’s good to know! We were confounded as to how we totally missed the trail. It wasn’t a bad hike, though, and I’d definitely do it again!

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