52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure

01.02.17

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  • Mount Rainier (14,411 ft) and Paradise Inn from the trailhead at Paradise Valley Loop.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Sunrise on the Tatoosh Range from Edith Creek Basin.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Crater Lake's rim juts out of the forest on the way to Garfield Peak. Mount Scott (8,934 ft) is in the distance.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • The southeast ridge of the Watchman makes for a straightforward and easy route in Crater Lake National Park.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Frozen Emigrant Lake at the bottom of a mountain bowl.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Making camp below the Kulshan Ridge crest at Artist Point.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Cabin Creek Nordic Ski Area.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Short bridge over East Fork Hood River on the way to Tamanawas Falls.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Nearing the summit ridge of Tom Dick and Harry Mountain.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Andesite Peak.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Backcountry skiing in Calaghan Country.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Backcountry skiing in Calaghan Country.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Chopping wood at the Williams Peak Hut in the Sawtooth Mountains.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Thomposon Peak (left) and Mount Carter (right) in the background.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Taking in the view and scoping out lines at Catherine's Pass.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • En route to the 10th Mountain Division Ski Huts.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Skiing down the famous Glacier Point Road switchbacks with a full view of Half Dome.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Beautiful views of Mount Bachelor (9,068 ft) on the skin up to Todd Lake ridge.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • More views of the Central Oregon Cascades from Todd Lake Ridge.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Skin track through a stand of old-growth hemlock.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Snowshoeing the Willow Heights Trail.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Crossing a stream at Tanners Flat.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
  • Bells Canyon Snowshoe.- 52 Week Adventure Challenge: Snowventure
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We're kicking off our #52AdventureChallenge with Snowventure: an adventure in the snow. There are a ton of options to fill this challenge including sledding, skiing, snowshoeing, winter camping, visiting a backcountry hut, or simply building a snowman in your neighborhood park. 

The record for the most snowfall in one day is held by Silver Lake, Colorado. In 1921, an April snowstorm dropped 75.8 inches in a 24-hour span. The blizzard actually continued non-stop for over 32 hours and dropped a total of 95 inches of snow.

The snowiest region in the country is the Cascade Mountains of western Washington state with Mount Rainer and Mount Baker ranger stations reporting much more snow than anywhere else in the United States. The 1998-1999 season was record breaking for the Mount Baker ski area. A new world record for total annual snowfall was set when 1,140 inches, or 95 feet, fell during the season.

Average annual snowfall for places that receive over 300 inches of snow a year:

  1. Mount Rainier, Paradise Station, Washington - 671 inches
  2. Alta, Utah - 546 inches
  3. Crater Lake National Park, Oregon - 483 inches
  4. Brighton, Utah - 411 inches
  5. Echo Summit, California - 407 inches
  6. Wolf Creek Ski Area, Colorado - 392 inches
  7. Caples Lake, California - 375 inches
  8. Brian Head, Utah - 368 inches
  9. Valdez, Alaska - 326 inches
  10. Mount Evans Field Station, Colorado - 301 inches

Bundle up and browse the featured blogs below for more inspiration, or try a search for winter adventures near you. Have fun playing in the snow!

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We believe good things come from people spending time outside. We strive to provide inspiration and supporting information on incredible adventures to make it easy for you to get outdoors and explore new places. We understand that life is busy, but we strongly encourage you to make time for outdoor recreation on a weekly, if not daily, basis. To keep you inspired all year, we've put together a list of 52 geologic features and adventure themes. Check them out and join us in our #52AdventureChallenge!

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