I've been feeling a bit of cabin fever lately. This gloomy weather has got me dreaming of summertime, floating the river, hiking, and just basking in the sunshine. But, I hate being cooped up inside; so I've been itching to experience something outdoors despite the yucky weather. So, when I heard that the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation was teaming up with SCORE Outdoors for the 15 Annual Starlight Snowshoe Benefit at Bogus Basin, I knew I had to make it up.

Despite the forecast saying the Treasure Valley was going to get dumped on, it ended up being a pretty nice day on Saturday, so the drive up to Bogus was a breeze. Once we found a parking spot and walked over to the Nordic Loung, the snowflakes started coming down ever so slightly and it looked so magical.

The folks from SCORE Outdoor and volunteers with JDRF and other sponsors were out making sure we were all fitted with our snowshoes, getting some treats, staying warm by the fire and just making sure everyone was having a great time. And that we did have. It was our first time ever trying it, and it's definitely something I would recommend everyone to do. Especially at Bogus Basin since they have a ton of trails for all levels of experience.

You can even rent your snowshoes from the Frontier Point Nordic Lodge starting at just $8. CLICK HERE to get more info on rentals and trails. If you need some more convincing, check out our little adventure in the video below.