Snowshoeing adventure in Truckee, California

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I had the chance to go on a couple adventures during the holidays. One fun getaway was a trip up to the snow to go snowshoeing in Truckee, California. I’ve wanted to go snowshoeing for ages, it’s even on my bucket list, but never got around to it for some reason or another. I decided this was the year! It had been snowing up in the mountains over Christmas, so I knew that it would be a perfect winter wonderland. Since I had the time off work, I started making plans to head up to the snow and found a friend to go snowshoeing with me. Sure enough, the snow was as beautiful as ever! Since it’s such a short drive to reach this snowy destination in Truckee (about an hour and a half away), it makes for a perfect day trip. There’s something so refreshing to me about getting away and exploring a new place or just revisiting one that I haven’t seen in awhile, even if it’s only for a day. I just love the change of scenery!

There was a necessary stop that we had to make in cute Historic Downtown Truckee for a bite to eat and then we made the quick drive over to Donner Memorial State Park to get the party started. I wasn’t looking for any kind of crazy trail, so this was the perfect (flat) place to explore for this first timer. I’ve heard that snowshoeing was a great workout and I wasn’t disappointed. It wasn’t anything too crazy, although, I’m sure that the flat landscape helped. I loved this trail because you could wander down through the campgrounds to the lake and go explore into the woods. I couldn’t stop taking photos of everything! After snowshoeing, we made our way back to Historic Truckee which is so adorable and grabbed a hot beverage at Coffee Bar and wandered around the little shops. I had to stop in on one of my faves, Bespoke, to see what was new. Think of a country Anthropologie with a lot of ceramic home ware. I always want everything in there! I could’ve browsed through all the shops for hours, but it was sadly time to head home. On the drive back, we were greeted by the most beautiful sunset descending over the mountains. It was a pretty perfect day!

I hope everyone is enjoying the new year!

Meaghan xx

 

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Coat: Zara

Boots: Target

Scarf: Zara

Beanie: H&M

28 Comments

  1. Kait Elizabeth on January 10, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    This is on my bucket list too!!! Looks so fun and the views are breathtaking. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      It was so much fun!! You definitely need to do it. Hope you’re doing good, pretty lady xx

  2. Gretchen on January 11, 2017 at 4:24 pm

    I have never done this, but it looks so fun!!! I love getting out and experimenting new things. I might have to do this when I visit N.H next month.

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 10:52 pm

      You really should! I would’ve been out there all day if the sun had let me. It’s definitely fun to get out in nature and try something new at the same time! xx

  3. Camille on January 11, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    What a gorgeous place. Looking it up now!

    Camille
    http://www.thecocooners.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 10:56 pm

      This part of California is so beautiful all year around! I’m sure you saw for yourself when you looked it up. A must visit spot if you’re ever in Northern CA. Thanks for reading xx

  4. Shruthi on January 11, 2017 at 5:21 pm

    Wow, that’s a stunning location! I haven’t seen real snow in almost ten years. Need to check that out!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 10:59 pm

      Noooo, ten years?! That is way too long, girl! You better fix that soon : ) Thanks for stopping by the blog xx

  5. Laura Mitbrodt on January 12, 2017 at 7:58 am

    This looks so fun! I love that last photo
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 11:03 pm

      I had an amazing time! I can’t wait to get back up to the snow again. I had to go and look at what photo was last haha! I think it’s my favorite one too : ) Thank you for reading xx

  6. Nicole Leffew on January 12, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    This looks like so much fun! I would love to do it!! Xo

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 11:06 pm

      Just come visit and I’ll take you– problem solved! It’s such a great way to explore in the snow. Thanks for reading, love! Hope you’re well xx

  7. Evin Elizabeth on January 12, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    I’m headed to Truckee in a few weeks! I’m definitely going to look into this! It looks like you had an amazing time! ❄️

    xoxo,
    Evin Elizabeth
    http://www.magnoliasandsunlight.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 12, 2017 at 11:08 pm

      Really?! What perfect timing. You will love it! Let me know if you have questions about anything. I hope you have a wonderful time on your trip xx

  8. Steph on January 13, 2017 at 12:41 am

    1. Your coat is so cute!
    2. You are GORGEOUS!
    3. Your photos are stunning!

    Love this xx

    http://www.dashingdoyle.blogspot.ca

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

      THANK YOU!!! You are so sweet to say that. This coat definitely kept me warm when put to the test! It’s down, but I’d never worn it in 20 degree weather before…made be love it a bit more haha. Thanks for reading Steph xx

  9. Amber on January 13, 2017 at 3:52 pm

    Wow these are gorgeous pictures! It sounds like you had a blast. Looking it up now!

    Xoxo Amber

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm

      Thank you so much Amber! I had the best time. I’ll definitely be needing another snowshoeing adventure! Thanks for reading xx

  10. Roselyn on January 13, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Omg, this looks like so much fun and the photos are so dreamy!!!
    xo, Roselyn
    http://www.thestylelynnlife.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

      Aww thanks, gorgeous! It really was a perfect day to go. Thanks for stopping by : ) Hope you’re doing good xx

  11. Sumana on January 13, 2017 at 3:55 pm

    Amazing pictures! We go here atleast once every year either in the winter or in the summer. Such a beautiful place and glad to have some snow close to home 🙂

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:25 pm

      That’s awesome! Where do you live? It’s the perfect place to escape to year round. So happy you stopped by the blog Sumana xx

  12. Gail on January 13, 2017 at 5:19 pm

    This looks like so much fun and your are so darn cute in the photos! I’m such a wimp with the snow, I don’t know if I’d be able to handle it but it looks amazing! At least now you get to cross this off your bucket list! Great post girly! Xoxo

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:33 pm

      Haha aww you’re just the sweetest Gail! I’m such a baby in cold weather too. What’s nice about snowshoeing is that you’re staying active, so the body stays really warm the whole time, except for when you stop to make a snow angel You should try it sometime! Hope you’re well xx

  13. Ana Prodanovic on January 14, 2017 at 7:46 pm

    Looks like you had so much fun… Love all your photos! 🙂

    anaprodanovich.com

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:34 pm

      These photos don’t lie– I had a blast!! Snowshoeing is such a fun winter activity. Thank you so much for stopping by the blog Ana xx

  14. Amanda Maxwell on January 15, 2017 at 2:43 pm

    I am loving these pictures!! Simply gorgeous!

    • Meaghan Gonzalez on January 16, 2017 at 2:36 pm

      Thank you so much Amanda!! They were fun photo’s to take : ) I hope the London winter isn’t treating you too harshly xx

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