Snowshoeing in Paradise

Β MAD Hippies Life Snowshoeing Rocky Mountain National ParkOur recent trip to Rocky Mountain National Park was nothing short of incredible.

It doesn’t matter how many times we head off on a trail in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, we’re still going to be amazed at the landscape. Winter vs Summer, much less Spring or Fall, there is excitement and energy that is unique within the current season that cannot be replicated in another. We’ve found that the same trail can hold a plethora of observations that are unique to that day alone. The trails are always changing as nature itself is in constant transition.

MAD Hippies Life Snowshoeing Rocky Mountain National Park

Granted snowshoeing is done in a more, how should we say, “brisk” setting, with the necessary precautions and proper gear the outing can not only be successful, but very enjoyable. Lots of people think winter is not the time they want to head off into the mountains to go for a hike, but we’ll tell you different. Indeed, because of this there are less people on the trail making for a more intimate experience. Whereas summer can bring a crowd because of the preferred weather conditions.

MAD Hippies Life Snowshoeing Rocky Mountain National Park

In between storms is our favorite time to head out. There just seems to be a calm about nature during these times, perhaps as a way of preparing and recovering at the same time. Who knows. It just has an energy about it where the air is still, the silence is magical and nature watches you and puts on a show inviting you to explore further eyes wide open. With your mind ablaze with curiosity of the next bend in the trail, each new revelation just leaves you stunned at your surroundings. Times like these calm the soul and rejuvenate your sense of being alive.

Peace πŸ™‚

MAD

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34 Replies to “Snowshoeing in Paradise”

    1. We moved to Colorado back in the early 1990s, it was the first place we had ever lived without a coastline, It’s always fun to see pictures of a coast. We’ve learned to love the snow, though the Denver commutes can be quite trying at times! The mountains on the other hand are paradise in all seasons πŸ˜€

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    1. We can see Pikes Peak often from Denver, especially on those beautiful Colorado blue sky days. We’ve been talking about exploring the Springs area more, so many options…so little time!

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    1. You’re quite welcome, and thank you for the kind words! Let us know when you decide to visit Colorado and we’ll try and recommend a few places to visit.

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    1. The Rocky Mountains are definitely breathtaking, especially in winter when they take on an incredibly unbelievable winter wonderland appearance! We love getting out on the trail and seeing it 1st hand, perhaps Canon will come up with a camera one day that will be able to capture the view completely!

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  1. These are beautiful pictures! I love the Rocky Mountains and the snow makes them so much prettier. I have never gone snowshoeing it looks so peaceful. I love the snow but hate how cold it is we don’t get much snow here in Washington.

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    1. The Rocky Mountains are indeed beautiful covered in snow! We lived in Washington for several years and were able to enjoy the Cascades while there. Amazing how different the two ranges are, both amazing πŸ™‚

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    1. Very soothing πŸ˜€ Sometimes we just leave the hiking gear at home and take a nice long drive and have lunch at one of our favorite small mountain town favorites and stopping here and there to just stare. Good times.

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    1. We highly recommend it! You don’t need mountains to enjoy it either, just find an area where you can get away for a few and enjoy the peace and serenity of the snow πŸ˜€

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    1. We love watching the Alaska “reality” shows, more for the scenery than anything. It seems Alaska is getting plenty of air time lately, hope it doesn’t become overrun up there! We’d love to hear your thoughts on this.

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  2. I really regret not going snowshoeing when I lived in Vermont–I really don’t like the cold and am particularly afraid of skiing and snowboarding but this looks really fun (and safe!) It looks like you had a great day!

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    1. Snowshoeing is definitely a bit slower pace than skiing and boarding. We like to say it gives us time to “stop and smell the pine cones” πŸ˜‰ Vermont must have been beautiful in winter!

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  3. You know, I can’t stand the snow, I’m just not into being cold lol. But these are such breathtaking views it makes you want to get out there in it! I agree. I think there is as much to see in a winter hike as a summer one as well.

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    1. Indeed πŸ˜€ We visited BC a few times and would love to return for more some day. Any tips on hiking in the northern Rockies?

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  4. Wow, that shot with the tree-covered mountains, and more mountains on top of that, and frozen water and rock…it would make me stand a moment and contemplate just how vast the entire world is. I love the great outdoors and live in Upstate NY, so we get the snow. I have yet to go on an adventure like the ones you go on.

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    1. “Wow” pretty much says it all, that and us standing there with our jaws on the ground as we made the last corner to see it all. You’re right on the money with standing in awe and contemplating it all πŸ™‚

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    1. Our advise, go for it! If not for the outdoor experience, for the memories and time spent together…that is what it’s really about for us.

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