Yesterday I had the pleasure of going on a snowshoe hike with some of the crew from Paths Peaks & Paddles. It felt great to get out of the house for awhile, and with the warmer temps was a perfect day to enjoy the outdoors.

 We met at Bond Lake Park in Niagara County and fueled up with a hearty breakfast of  chocolate crepes, cinammon rolls, fruit, chocoalte fondue and of course Oren's famous Mountain Man breakfast, a piping hot omelet/meatloaf looking concoction of eggs, potatoes, bacon, sausage onions, and a thick blanket of melted cheese on top, made fresh for us on top of hot coals in a dutch oven. Being the day before Valentine's Day. love was in the air as one of our guides proposed to his girlfriend during breakfast (she said yes!).

After breakfast and a few minutes to digest everyone grabbed their snowshoes and got strapped in for the hike If you have never been snowshoeing before, this is the perfect way to get introduced to it, Paths Peaks & Paddles has all of the gear and all of the expertise to get you going in the right direction, if you don't have your own equipment, not to worry, PPP has gear for all sizes. Whether you are a first-timer looking to try something new or are and avid outdoorsman that wants to meet some new people that share that passion for the outdoors, this is the perfect way to do it.

Oren and his crew of guides are a wealth of knowledge, not just about the gear and hiking or paddling, but of every aspect of the outdoors and nature (did you know that the Niagara Escarpment runs all the way to North Dakota?). Come join us again this Thursday for a full moon snowshoe hike at Royalton Ravine, check out Paths Peaks & Paddles here or give them a call at 213-0350. Paths Peaks & Paddles is not only a guide service, but a full gear shop as well that can outfit you or your group for any trips or adventures you have coming up. Hope to see you this Thursday!