The winter of 2016-2017 has proven to be one of the most prolific in recent memory in Oregon. Let’s just say that hasn’t been the kindest for your morning commute. Forget about work for a weekend, and consider instead the snowcapped peaks that parallel the Willamette Valley: these are phenomenal for winter snowshoeing, and in a winter with so much snowfall, the conditions are the best they’ve been in years. While winter is turning to spring, and March is upon us, there is still plenty of winter play to be found in the Cascades and the Coast Range near Salem. Check out one of these five snowshoe trails.