Winter Adventures - Coming Soon
Get your WILD ON and join Carlyn Morris, founder of Back to Wild Adventures, and bundle up to enjoy all that winter has to offer.
Depending on weather we will be providing meet-ups for winter hiking, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, and downhill skiing.
Pricing – lift tickets, and gear rentals will vary. We are using heart pricing for our time and planning – donate what you feel.
Snowshoes and Poles
Skis, Poles, or Snowboard, and boots
Crampons and Poles
Snacks and/or lunch
What you’ll need to bring:
Your Adventurous Spirit
Water Bottle – 1-2 liters
Additional Clothing for Weather Changes
We do the planning, pick the trails, and provide a daypack:
For all of our winter adventures we provide:
A day pack to borrow that can carry your water, snacks, and an extra layer of clothing
An adventure pack that includes hand sanitizer, lip balm, and sunscreen
Information and education about the trail as well as navigation and clothing tips to keep you safe
Winter Adventure Clothing Tips:
Your guide, Mama Bear Carlyn, is not afraid of cold weather or snow. After 25 years of living and adventuring in the Midwest here are her tips for staying warm and having fun all winter long:
Dress in layers – this is a no brainer
Cotton is Rotten – do not wear clothing made from cotton. Cotton does not wicket away moisture keeping you sweaty, wet, and cold.
Base layers are important – look for base layers made from wool or quick dry materials. We recommend 32 degrees for affordable options
Snow boots – ensure your boots have a minimum of 200 grams of insulation. Steer clear of heavy snow boots (Sorrels). Boots weighing less than 1 pound are best for snowshoe and winter hiking adventures.
Fitted Clothing is Warmer – no not skin tight ski pants. But avoid the big puffy sweatshirts and fleece tops. Instead, opt for gear that fits close to your body. This will prevent additional air getting between your layers and keeping you cold
Bring additional clothing – bring extra gloves, base layers, and tops in the event you fall in the snow and get wet. Being able to get those wet clothes off and dry ones on can make or break your day. (Note, this applies mostly to downhill skiing.)