Tired of running, hiking, or just plain old gym hours in the winter time? This can be a great time to explore the outdoors with a variety of modes of transportation. Have you tried snowshoeing, or maybe even back country skiing? Both can be done with relative ease. This past Monday, I headed up to Stevens pass looking for some skiing. Looking to avoid the crowds and spend some quality time in the winter wonderland of the Cascades, I went straight to the resort parking lot. After dodging some Subarus and jamming to their latest dubstep, I hit the PCT. Thats right, it cruises straight through Stevens Pass and is mostly over looked by 98% of the shredders. It starts in the D parking lot on the north side of Hwy 2. It’s very mellow at this point and well within the trees providing for increased safety from avalanches. This makes for a great out and back trail. Even starting around 9:30, I still had ﬁrst tracks that day. There is plenty of snow covering the well deﬁned trail for both snowshoers and backcountry skiers looking to practice some skinning and increase or maintain those ﬁtness gains from the summer.