With abundant snow but a relatively mild, dry midwinter climate, the opportunities for snowshoeing in the higher elevations west of Dubois are nothing short of amazing. It’s pure heaven for those who appreciate silence and solitude. Just find your trailhead, strap them on, and explore.

Fine spots to set out from are the Sheridan Creek camping area about 17 miles west of downtown Dubois or Falls Campground a few miles farther along. Or drive farther up toward Togwotee Pass. It only gets better the higher you go.

Watch out for snowmobiles on any of the groomed trails, but off trail you’ll find true serenity. Who knows: You may scare up an antelope or a hare.

Visit the Shoshone National Forest Ranger Station at 1403 W. Ramshorn St. (307-455-2466) for more ideas. For equipment, go to Wind River Gear.