How do you keep busy during the winter?

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Love the Sierra
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Re: How do you keep busy during the winter?

Post by Love the Sierra » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:50 pm

Nordic skiing: I ski on wilderness trails and love backcountry touring. No downhill speed for this girl!!!
Also trial running and skijoring with my dogs!!! So many places in the Sierra for these activities!








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Re: How do you keep busy during the winter?

Post by Lumbergh21 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:33 pm

When not backpacking I still go on weekend hikes and if the weather allows, longer bike rides (50+ miles), which are easier on the knees. During the week, I commute to work by bike, regardless of weather conditions, except the occasional snow storm. I was caught at work once when it started snowing, and riding a road bike with 25mm tires even in just a few inches of wet snow is very nerve wracking. Stopping became a suggestion.

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Re: How do you keep busy during the winter?

Post by Lumbergh21 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 8:39 pm

neil d wrote:
Wed Sep 23, 2020 4:56 pm
Also love hitting fave spots in the Bay Area during the off season (Pt Reyes, cycling in western Marin County in general, Mt. Diablo, etc.) as the crowds really thin out. Especially Super Bowl weekend!
The last 5 years I've seemed to have started a personal tradition of hiking on Black Friday and Superbowl Sunday. Though not in the Bay Area, I usually have whichever trail I pick all to myself. This past Black Friday I did have to deal with about a foot of snow that I wasn't prepared for (shorts, t-shirt, and trail runners even though it was partialy off trail). I survived and enjoyed the blanket of white, which made for great views.

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Re: How do you keep busy during the winter?

Post by salvilla » Wed Sep 23, 2020 9:03 pm

I am in the Bay Area as well. I backpack Ventana wilderness and Henry Coe State park in the winter.

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