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December 12, 2010 | By Rosemary McClure, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Winter hopscotched into Southern California early this year, riding an arctic blast of air and snow at local ski resorts. On the mountain, there was elation - plus jammed parking lots, hordes of noisy boarders and skiers, crowded runs and long lift lines. I don't want to sound smug, but while all that hoopla was going on, I was reveling in the backcountry stillness of a national forest. Crisp air, bright blue sky, a fresh dusting of snow. Birdsong occasionally accompanied the crunch of my snowshoes.
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July 8, 2013 | By Jane Engle
Here's one way to experience Yellowstone National Park as nature intended: quietly, without the summer crowds. But you'll need to don cross-country skis or snowshoes and brave chilly weather to do it. VBT, a longtime operator of hiking and biking tours that recently added ski itineraries, is offering a six-day trip, “
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December 17, 2010 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
Family traditions are wonderful, but they can make the holidays somewhat ... predictable. Maybe this is the year to break out and try something new. Here are a few of my favorite things that would make for a great mini-vacation between now and New Year's Day. Who knows? Maybe you'll start a new tradition. By rail: Hop aboard the Polar Express, a.k.a. the Grand Canyon Railway in Williams, Ariz. The train ride features the telling of the children's Christmas story, along with hot chocolate, cookies and more.
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January 2, 2013 | By Jay Jones
With more than 41 feet of annual snowfall, the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia have no shortage of powder.  But you don't have to be an expert skier to enjoy it at the aptly named Powder King , about two hours north of Canada 's Prince George. If you want to stash the skis or snowboard for a bit, the resort says you can lash on snowshoes for a different kind of outdoor winter adventure. Powder King sits at just 3,000 feet, but it's in a snow belt that provides good snowshoeing conditions from October to June.
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January 2, 2013 | By Jay Jones
With more than 41 feet of annual snowfall, the Rocky Mountains of northern British Columbia have no shortage of powder.  But you don't have to be an expert skier to enjoy it at the aptly named Powder King , about two hours north of Canada 's Prince George. If you want to stash the skis or snowboard for a bit, the resort says you can lash on snowshoes for a different kind of outdoor winter adventure. Powder King sits at just 3,000 feet, but it's in a snow belt that provides good snowshoeing conditions from October to June.
TRAVEL
December 18, 2011
I enjoyed the article about snowshoeing in the Travel section ["Hey, Waffle Feet, Mom Knows Best" by Sara Lessley, Dec. 11]. Organizations have found that by holding a snowshoeing activity, a nonprofit can organize a successful fundraising event. The participants walk over white flakes rather than walk or run over hard ground. Sue Chehrenegar Los Angeles Pasadena history I am a mystified that Christopher Reynolds failed to mention the Pasadena Museum of History in his close-up on Pasadena ["Marvelous Magnitude," Nov. 27]
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December 11, 2011 | By Sara Lessley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Mom: "OK, let's go. Time to try something different - we're going snowshoeing this afternoon. " Teenager 1: "Huh? Why?" Teenager 2: "I'm not walking on waffle feet, no. " Mom: "Great, here we go. " Surprise! Snowshoeing is actually fun. Good, inexpensive, diversionary fun. If you have kids, you've been there too. Despite excellent early-season snow (it was mid-November) and some great mornings boarding and skiing on the half-dozen open lifts at Mammoth (followed by substantial portions of home-cooked meals shoveled into waiting jaws)
NEWS
October 5, 1990
Kermit Jacobson, 79, who was 1976-77 grand master of California's Masonic lodges and former director of capital projects at Caltech. A native of Volin, S.D., Jacobson began his Caltech career in 1938, and, until his retirement in 1984, supervised the purchase of everything from pencils and paper towels to snowshoes and platinum to keep the science and engineering school running smoothly. On Monday in Pasadena of undisclosed causes.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 2, 2009 | Associated Press
The wilderness of northern Sweden, where Will Ferrell ate grilled reindeer eyeballs with adventurer Bear Grylls, seems like a long way to go to promote a movie. But that's where the men were for 48 hours in early April, where the subzero temperatures made laughable the idea of spring. Their trip is chronicled on an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Man vs. Wild" series that debuts at 10. Ferrell, whose "Land of the Lost" opens Friday, climbs out of a helicopter by rope ("Mommy!"
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 10, 2001
As one who started backpacking in the High Sierra in 1937 in summer and snowshoeing there in wintertime, and who has gone on six rugged treks in the Himalayas and Pamirs of Nepal, India and China, I look with some contempt on people like your letter writer (July 1), who say that "the end result [of forbidding snowmobiles in Yellowstone] will be loss of [winter] access for many park visitors." The writer sounds as if he may be a fairly responsible sort, but unfortunately, not all snowmobilers are, and quiet new motors or not, some snowmobilers like nothing more than playing cowboy with elk and bison.
TRAVEL
December 2, 2012
TRAVEL Presentation Angel Castellanos will show travelers how to pack light without feeling deprived as well as offer tips on how to make the most of your trip. When, where: 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. RSVP to (626) 449-3220. SNOWSHOEING Workshop Experts will offer tips on snowshoeing basics, gear and where to go to get started. When, where: 7 p.m. Tuesday at the REI store in Rancho Cucamonga, 12218 Foothill Blvd.
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November 25, 2012
EUROPE Learn the ins and outs of riding the rails in Europe with Distant Lands' rail agent Susan Hickman. When, where : 7:30 p.m. Monday at Distant Lands, 20 S. Raymond Ave., Pasadena. Admission, info: Free. (626) 449-3220. SNOWSHOEING Workshop Experts will discuss snowshoeing basics such as selecting gear and where to go to get started. When, where: 7 p.m. Wednesday at the REI store in Arcadia, 214 N. Santa Anita Ave., and 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the REI store in Huntington Beach, 7777 Edinger Ave. Admission, info: Free.
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August 14, 2012 | By Jay Jones
In a state with nearly 38 million residents, it's inconceivable that there's a county with a peewee population. But Alpine County, with just 1,102 residents, is by far California's smallest. But what this county, in the Sierra Nevada about half an hour south of Lake Tahoe, lacks in numbers, it more than makes up for in recreational opportunities. The bed Although Markleeville (population 210) is the county seat, the best bet for cozy lodging is about 15 miles north at Sorensen's Resort (14255 Highway 88, Hope Valley; [800]
NEWS
December 28, 2011 | By Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
Big Bear's Discovery Center, about two hours from L.A., is offering weekend snowshoe tours around the lake this winter. The guided tour is suitable for beginners and experienced enthusiasts. Reservations recommended, and be sure to call ahead for snow. Admission: Adults: $35, Children (8-12): $25. For info, call (909) 866-3437 . . . . The second annual Run in the Name of Love race returns to Carmel on Father's Day, June 17.  Two events will take place: a 5K run and a dog-friendly 2K walk.  For information or to register, go to runinthenameoflove.org . . . . Take a few runs at Squaw Valley with Olympic Gold medalist Jonny Moseley through Friday.
TRAVEL
December 18, 2011
I enjoyed the article about snowshoeing in the Travel section ["Hey, Waffle Feet, Mom Knows Best" by Sara Lessley, Dec. 11]. Organizations have found that by holding a snowshoeing activity, a nonprofit can organize a successful fundraising event. The participants walk over white flakes rather than walk or run over hard ground. Sue Chehrenegar Los Angeles Pasadena history I am a mystified that Christopher Reynolds failed to mention the Pasadena Museum of History in his close-up on Pasadena ["Marvelous Magnitude," Nov. 27]
TRAVEL
December 11, 2011 | By Sara Lessley, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Mom: "OK, let's go. Time to try something different - we're going snowshoeing this afternoon. " Teenager 1: "Huh? Why?" Teenager 2: "I'm not walking on waffle feet, no. " Mom: "Great, here we go. " Surprise! Snowshoeing is actually fun. Good, inexpensive, diversionary fun. If you have kids, you've been there too. Despite excellent early-season snow (it was mid-November) and some great mornings boarding and skiing on the half-dozen open lifts at Mammoth (followed by substantial portions of home-cooked meals shoveled into waiting jaws)
TRAVEL
December 12, 2010
Here are some places where you can take on the outdoors by foot. Note that many ski resorts that have Nordic centers also offer snowshoeing. Rim Nordic Ski Area, Snow Valley: This cross-country and snowshoeing center is on Highway 18 between Running Springs and Big Bear Lake. Equipment rentals are $8 to $15, trail passes are $10 to $17 (kids 10 and younger are free). Lessons available. (909) 867-2600, http://www.rimnordic.com . Palm Springs Tramway: Ascend nearly 6,000 feet during a 10-minute tram ride from the desert floor to the mountains overlooking Palm Springs, then snowshoe through Long Valley.
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