As I look outside the sun is shining. The snow depth map indicates our area has about 4 inches of snow accumulation=sufficient depth to snow shoe!
If you do not yet own a pair of snow shoes stop on by and we would be happy to fit you with a pair. We offer hiking snow shoes: Typically used for trail walking, or going off trail in deeper snow. Sometimes called “recreational” snowshoes. You can use these on your favorite Hiking Spree Trails, on the Tow Path trail….
If this is the first time this season, or your first time ever putting on a pair of snow shoes remember these tips from Redfeather.
- Put the ball of your foot over the top of the hinge, centered on the snowshoe. Your toes should hang over the front of the foot bed.
- Tighten the front strap first, followed by the heel strap and finish by tightening the strap over your instep. The straps don’t need to be overly tight. Just make sure they are snug.
- To walk in your snowshoes, you’ll imitate your normal stride. Your feet should be a bit farther apart than usual, but not too much. Stride forward, putting your foot down heel to toe. Repeat as though you were walking or running on dry, firm ground.
Note-powder coated steel crampons and bare floors don’t mix well. Do your walking outside.