Photo credit: adventure cycling.org
June 3, 2017 marks the American Hiking Society’s National Trails Day. You might be asking, why does a snowshoe company care about a trails celebration when there’s no snow?
Well, we’re so glad you asked! It’s because we’re not just here to talk snowshoes, we’re here to encourage everyone to get outside, get active, and explore their surroundings. The outdoor community is, let’s face it, an awesome one. But, there are people who just don’t have the resources to get out and take on new adventures. We want to encourage newbies and experienced explorers to get out as much as possible, get healthy, involve their family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. Snowshoeing is a great way to stay active in the winter, and is friendly to all ages and athletic levels, but there’s also a lot to do once the snow melts.
We asked our Atlas athletes to share their favorite trails and tips. Sarah McMahan and her family have an incredible place to explore all year long. Here’s what she shared with us:
The reason we live where we live (in Lake Tahoe, elevation 7,500ft) is there are trails abound! Year round, we can head out straight from our front door to run, bike, or snowshoe. And our goal is always to climb, high above the trees, to soak up the views.
In Tahoe, we love the Incline Flume and Rim trail, which is great for our whole family- 3 boys ages 6 and twins 11.
Just about every vacation we go on we explore trails, and climb our way to bliss.
Feeling inspired? Check out the American Hiking Society’s website to see how you can get involved in National Trails Day.
Getting out on your own? Share your photos and stories with us @atlassnowshoes to keep the inspiration rolling!