The recent diving temperatures and last night's flurry have snowshoeing on my mind. Snowshoes were originally for really hardcore people rather than the mild mannered birders and nature lovers who we now associate them with. Their concept is also extremely old, and not pioneer old, ancient old:
Snow shoes are also surprisingly controversial with enthusiasts being skeptical of new designs and critical of their designers.
Wars were fought on these things! I'm officially obsessed:
A quick search revealed some good news! It just so happens, we are sitting on a snowshoe gold mine with trails through out multiple near by mountain ranges.
I'd like to start planning a snowshoeing excursion - not the hunting/trapping kind, but the kind where we pack salty sandwiches, listen for rare bird calls and retreat to a warm fire afterward. Winter hasn't even started yet, so we still have plenty of time to make the most of the season. If you are interested in coming along, let me know.