More snow could only mean one thing…round 2 of snowshoeing!
I had some great snowshoeing questions from my previous POST:
Advice for first timers? I’m fairly new to snowshoeing myself, but I can offer some of what I have learned so far.
1. It’s a good idea to know how you expect to use the snowshoes-hiking, walking, running, racing, etc. There are different types for whatever activity level you prefer.
2. It’s worth it to spend the extra money to get durable/reliable/lightweight snowshoes. Also, an option to consider is if you prefer to use bindings or to have your shoes mounted directly into the frames. We use bindings, so we have the option to change the shoes we want to wear depending on running or racing, etc.
3. Wear lots of light layers if you plan on running in the snowshoes-you warm up quick. Pants should be something that will wick away moisture-lots of snow is kicked up in the back from the snowshoes.
4. Start small-snowshoe running is not easy. My husband and I agree that you should go by time and effort rather than distance or pace.
Will I do a snowshoe race this year? Tough call at this point. My husband is ALL for trying some races. I’m a little hesitant because I’m afraid I don’t have enough experience (we only used them once last year because if not getting snow-and twice so far this year). We’ll say maybe for now, but I’ll definitely keep everyone updated!
- Share your snowshoe experience with me!
- Do you LOVE snow as much as I do?