This winter, start your next outdoor adventure at the library!
We are expanding our snowshoe offerings starting in January. You will be able to choose from four styles of snowshoes: adult size with or without tails — which allow for extra weight while carrying packs — and two sizes of youth snowshoes. We are also adding a family bundle that includes two adult pairs, two youth pairs, and two sets of trekking poles.
Ask at your local library or reserve a pair here and pick them up at your library when they are available. You must have a library card and be at least 18 years old to check out snowshoes. The checkout period is 14 days.
Winter outdoor recreation is inherently dangerous due to weather conditions and avalanche potential. We urge you to plan ahead. Call your local ranger station to get trail updates and reports. Check the Northwest Avalanche Center for snow conditions and warnings. Dress in layers and bring food. Always tell someone where you are going and what time you plan to be back.
Here are a few books available in our collection to get you started:
Washington Trails Association: Snowshoeing 101
Washington Trails Association: Beginner to Backcountry: Where to Go Snowshoeing This Winter
Outdoor Project: 35 Amazing Snowshoe Trails in Washington
Wenatchee Outdoors: Cross-country Ski and Snowshoe Trails at Lake Wenatchee State Parkopens PDF file
Best Snowshoeing Trails in the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest