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The many snowshoe seasons of Washington
posted by John : April 18, 2015
The original post appeared on the Tubbs Snowshoes web site. You can read the entire post there.

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And then thereís Winter. Winter is notoriously unpredictable. It rarely snows in the lowlands so when it does itís a cause for both celebration and apocalypse. Schools and businesses close and drivers give up any pretense of competency and park their cars on the freeways and walk. The stateís two plows often take shelter in a garage rather than risk getting snowed on. Itís so rare that we have lowland snow that one jewelry store offers a refund on all engagement rings for the year if we have a white Christmas!

Snowshoe season starts as early as November at the major cross-state passes (Stevens, Snoqualmie, and White), which range from 3,000 to 4,000 feet in elevation. In a normal year theyíll have 10 feet of snow until April or May. Around that time those low-elevation trailheads start melting out and snowshoe season draws to a close.

Well, first snowshoe season ends. And when first snowshoe season ends thatís when second snowshoe season gets ready to start.

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Read the rest of the post on the Tubbs Snowshoes site.

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