It is a good idea to hire and try out snowshoeing
before investing in your own set.
: Professional winter guide and naturalist, David Walp, leads snowshoeing
excursions, departing from River House Community Center, 301 N.
believes "If you can walk, you can snowshoe".
Unfortunately, in the UK very few people get the chance to have a go at snowshoeing
, which is a pity as it's a fantastic way of getting around in snowy conditions.
uphill, you want to press down on the front of your boots and snowshoes to help the crampons under your toes grip the snow ahead of you.
The winter of 2006-07, my girls were ready to try snowshoeing
for themselves, so we bought each of them a pair of snowshoes for Christmas.
and cross-country skiing, you'll want several layers and a waterproof jacket and pants to keep you dry in case you're caught in nasty weather or take a spill in the snow, which is pretty likely given the awkward mechanics of both sports.
People have been snowshoeing
for over 6,000 years (the practice probably originated in Central Asia), and as early as the eighteenth century, snowshoeing
had become a recreational and fitness sport.
The benefits One hour of snowshoeing
can burn about 600 calories (more than running at the same pace), and there's little chance of injury, thanks to the low impact.
into the backcountry, especially alone, is not for the faint of heart.
Around 1840, twelve men from Montreal began meeting every Saturday to go "tramping" (that's what they called snowshoeing
No matter what kind of 'shoes you choose, snowshoeing
comes down to waddling like a fat duck in waist-deep snow with a loaded pack on your back.