It’s like walking…but on snow.

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Running is cold. Biking is dangerous. Skiing is expensive.

Let’s face it…finding the perfect winter sport can be tough. And while it’s important to stay fit during the more frigid parts of the year, sometimes the gym just gets a little too been-there-done-that.

So Brady and I picked up snowshoeing.

Actually, I’ve had my own snowshoes for a while, but for Christmas this year, Brady got a pair so we could go together. It’s a great workout…and a way for us to enjoy the wintry outdoors without having to pay too much for it.

A couple weeks ago we went up to Aspen Grove for some snowshoeing with our good friends Chase and Lindsey.

We started at the Timpanogos trailhead…and climbed until we got tired (and Lindsey and I started getting nervous about causing an avalanche.)

We made it up to an awesome frozen waterfall, where we sat down and ate some lunch…and took pictures.

On our way down, we slid down hills, raced through knee-deep powder, and jumped off (small) cliffs.
On one such cliff, Brady jumped and landed in about 3 feet of powder…and was stuck there for about 5 minutes while we dug him out.
But he made it.
See? It’s the perfect winter activity. All the fun of playing in the snow, the adventure of hiking, and the added cardio benefits that come from working your way through knee-deep powder.
We’re looking forward to going again.