You may have noticed that the Cascade Mountain Adventures blog has gone a bit quiet. We’re still here but the blog has gone skiing. The blog will return in February along with some exciting announcements, new partnerships, and new adventures in the year to come. We wish you a safe and magical winter outdoors until we meet again.
Winter is here! We’ll soon be frolicking through snow covered meadows, soaking the view of white capped peaks, and skiing fluffy powder. Do you know how to research, trip plan, and safely travel in avalanche terrain? Do you know how to identify avalanche terrain? Do you know how to predict and assess the avalanche risk of current snow conditions? We’ve got the resources you need!
We'd like to take a moment to re-introduce ourselves and share why we're here. The Cascade Mountain Adventures team specializes in teaching outdoor skills for women, by women. This includes skills from responsible wilderness trip planning, pitching a tent, filtering water, wildlife safety, clothing layer management, Leave No Trace, and so much more. We also believe that outdoor skills mean so much more.
Winter comes early to the higher elevations. It is a beautiful sight to see the leaves fall, remaining vegetation covered in frost, and the lakes start to freeze. It also means cooler temperatures, fewer hours of daylight, and the need for additional preparation for safe and successful trips. This post focuses on essential weather and planning resources for late fall into winter hiking.
We are proud to present our October moment of inspiration. Meet the Cholita Climbers of Bolivia. After years of serving as high altitude cooks, porters, wives, and mothers in a traditionally patriarchal society, these women decided that it was their turn to climb.
Fall in the Pacific Northwest brings beautifully changing leaves, quieter trails, and golden larches. It also means cooler temperatures, fewer hours of daylight, and the arrival of snow at higher elevations. Here are our top ten tips to prepare yourself, your gear, and your hiking plans for the changing seasons. We look forward to seeing you on the trail!
We are proud to present our September moment of inspiration. And it has finally happened! For the very first time there is a mainstream, high production, co-ed ski film with more women athletes then men. We couldn’t be more excited! Check out All In by Matchstick Productions.