Continuing our great string of Instagram takeovers, YC Trailblazer Meg Tästensen brought us along recently on an exploration of the Adirondack High Peaks. Here’s a recap of her adventures…
Hello everyone! I am so thrilled to be taking over Yukon Charlie’s Instagram this weekend! I am @that_wandering_blonde and I recently got into the sport of snowshoeing. As an avid hiker and an outdoors lover, I was looking for a way to enjoy the trails all year round. I’m excited to show you all that snowshoeing is for everyone and even beginner trails can make for a beautiful day trip!
My fiance Dom and I woke up at 6am for our 5 hour drive from Long Island, NY to the trails in Keene Valley, NY. This is the home of the Adirondack High Peaks. Our goal of the day was to get to the valley of Cascade mountain for stunning views of the snow capped mountains. As hikers, we know safety is our main priority and it is most important to start with trails we are comfortable with. We’ll eventually climb mountains in our snowshoes, but for now valleys will do.
Good quality gear means everything for a successful trip. Comfortable, reliable, and beginner friendly, my Sherpa snowshoes have quickly become my go-to for winter trail walking.
Did you know that snowshoeing can burn up to 510 calories per hour? Make sure to bring snacks along on your trip so you can enjoy the snow covered pine trees instead of daydreaming about cheeseburgers! About a half hour into our trek I was absolutely starving and was very thankful for my granola bar.
Looks like we’re on the right track! Always be sure to bring a trail map on your trip, not all trail signs are as obvious as this one!
We made it! There is truly nothing as satisfying as getting the perfect view you set out for, no matter the season.