Family Hike: Snowshoeing Lower Gold Creek Basin


I’m so glad the kids are old enough to enjoy winter activities! I decided this year we would tackle snowshoeing as a family for the first time. Knowing very little, I talked to some active friends, bought a guide book, found great deals on snowshoes via Craigslist and Costco and crossed my fingers. We chose this route as our first because it’s pretty flat and not too far from home. (If you go, make sure to purchase a Sno-Park pass before parking along the road at Gold Creek.)

We went about 3 miles roundtrip, with the help of 2-3 M&Ms every half mile, and it was worth every step. The highlight was making our way down to Mardee Lake. There is a boardwalk trail all around it and the views were breathtaking. We couldn’t have asked for a better first snowshoe adventure.


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