Snowshoe Trip To Refuge Point
There’s definitely not a shortage of snow in West Yellowstone this winter and that means some beautiful snowshoe trips are possible. These are some shots from a recent trek on the Refuge Point snowshoe trail a few miles outside of West Yellowstone near Beaver Creek.
Some quick tips if you do this:
Wear Warm Gloves
I wore my my bison fiber gloves and they were ideal in the 20 degree weather. I do think if it were around 0 or below, I’d need to put an outer glove on and use these as an insert. The gloves got wet from the snow, but the nice thing about buffalo fiber is you can wring it out and put them back on.
Bring A Camera That Lets You Stitch Photos
There are wide vistas on this trip and one picture isn’t enough to capture it all. Most of the newer digital cameras now have “stitch” mode where you can take two or more shots and then combine them into one picture. Be sure to do this. All of the wide shots in this post are two or three photos stitched together.
Snow Pants Are Vital
When I did this last year I wore jeans that immediately became wet, and then very cold. Snow pants keep you dry and warm – the North Face ones I got from REI are probably the best purchase I’ve made recently.
I know there are better ones, but if you are an occasional snowshoer, the ones from Costco are at a good price and work just fine.
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