Snowshoeing in Lory State Park - In A Colorado Minute (Week 294)
Lory State Park is the closest and most beautiful nature spot away from any streets to Fort Collins. It's perfect for some easy snow shoeing since it features some trails that aren't very steep - but with great views of the surrounding hills (or mountains in the mind of this flatland girl), like Arthur's Rock. There are steeper trails as well, if you'd like more of a challenge and view down onto Horsetooth Reservoir. We took the South Valley Trail, which I think would also be perfect for a cross-skiing adventure, which I hope to finally try this winter.
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If you do take your dog on a snowy hike, please keep in mind that your dog is not wearing boots on top of snowshoes (the reason why your feet will stay warmer, since your boots don't get submerged in snow as they would without snowshoes). Whiskey, like many dogs, can't stand wearing dog boots. So we always bring a towel and stop every once in a while to warm up her feet, take out the clumps of snow between her toes and dry her fur.
And bring yourself a flask of whiskey to stay warm on the inside ;-) Of course only, if you have a designated driver.
I can't wait to go snowshoeing in Lory State Park again soon - and next time make it all the way to one of the Horsetooth Reservoir coves...
The song in this video is “Nice and Easy” by Jason Shaw of Audinautix.com. He has made this and many other cool songs available via a CC BY 3.0 license. Thank you, Jason!
For more snowshoeing fun, check out this video from 2 years ago: Snowshoeing With Whiskey Dog – In A Colorado Minute (Week 198)
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