Back in the days before cars or paved roads, the best way to get around Oregon in the winter was with the use of snowshoes, which, although slightly awkward, also helped keep the excess weight away. Today, we have cars, bikes, and shoveled paths to make the going easy, but if you’re feeling nostalgic for the good old days, or just want to get a little exercise while experiencing the great outdoors, you can experience the wonder of a snowshoe tour of Mt. Bachelor through Wanderlust Tours or venture out on your own self-guided tour, one of the most popular Redmond OR activities.
Experience the Romance During One of the Most Popular Redmond OR Activities
In addition to the standard tours offered by Wanderlust, they also offer moonlight tours from January through April. Costing $85 per person, if you aren’t prepared for the elements, Wanderlust also rents waterproof boots, pants, and jackets, and of course, the snowshoes are included in the $85 fee. The romance of a wintry Oregon night has a charm all its own; your guide will have you looking to the stars as he explains the constellations and watches for shooting stars. The quiet sound of his voice, the soft crunch of the snow under the snowshoes, and the magic of making a wish as you watch a shooting star is just a part of what makes a snowshoe tour so enchanting.
Touring on Your Own
If you’re not into exploring with a group of people, but still want to try your hand at snowshoeing, there are plenty of places around Eagle Crest that rent out snowshoes for your enjoyment. Sunriver Sports, located at 57100 Beaver Drive #13 & 16, offers rentals by the hour or by the day and also sell Snow-Park permits which are needed from November 1st through April 30th. Maps of the best trails can be found here as well, ensuring you get the most from your snowshoe experience. If you’re still unsure, just ask the staff at Sunriver Sports; they are knowledgeable, friendly, and live in the area, so they know all the best spots!
Explore Close to Home
As you sink into the velvety sofa of your Eagle Crest Resort vacation escape, floor to ceiling windows wrap around the room, allowing unobstructed views of the beauty that lays beyond, so we can’t blame if you want to explore the area outside! After your explorations have been completed, head back to the hot tub on the porch and soak in more of the natural Oregon beauty while soaking muscles unaccustomed to snowshoeing. Contact us to learn more about Redmond OR activities and to reserve your vacation rental today!
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