What do you wear when you go Snowshoeing?
Sounds simple, but for those who are not experienced hikers and adventurers, this is a question that pops up all the time. Here's your guide to snowshoe clothing needs. Clothing Basics : Dress in layers and be prepared to shed or add layers if you heat up or cool down or ...
Finding the Snowshoer in You
One thing is for sure... snowshoeing IS for everybody. Great article from the founder of Snowshoe Magazine. by Ryan Alford - Snowshoe Magazine One thing is for sure...snowshoeing IS for everybody. Well...almost everybody, but the sport has been around long enough to earn itself a cliché statement: “If you can walk, you ...
GPS Snowshoeing: Pinpointing your Favorites
Let’s consider here for a moment that you aren’t familiar with what a GPS device/receiver is and what a snowshoer can do with one. Basically, a GPS (global positioning system) device is a battery-operated handheld gadget that connects with a constellation of 27 Earth-orbiting satellites. The U.S. military developed and implemented ...
Snowshoeing Away the Calories . . . Per Hour
Many people snowshoe for recreation...others snowshoe for the competitions...but some snowshoe to lose weight and seek a lifestyle change. The beauty of snowshoeing is how it can really help a person lose weight and become healthy; the sport is somewhat like a miracle diet. Many snowshoers experience an extreme amount ...
Snowshoe Size Does Matter
One of the misconceptions with snowshoes is that one size fits all. One of the greatest aspects of the sport is how snowshoes are made to fit everybody according to their weight, sex, ability and age (wooden-frame snowshoes don’t generally apply). This “have it your way” concept is what makes ...
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I love carving big, swooping turns down steep runs at the alpine resorts that dot the Sierra. But for a change of pace, nothing’s more sublime than kicking and gliding through a backcountry meadow on a crisp winter night, especially with a full moon reflecting off the snow and illuminating... [Continue Reading]
Snowshoers have been frustrated in the search for a boot that gives both warmth and support. But Lowa’s Paluk GTX fills the need, gear reviewer Dan Nelson finds. Even though snowshoeing has grown in popularity every year for the last 15 or so years, participants still struggle to find... [Continue Reading]
This article caught our attention in the Winter 2009 Issue of Wilderness Medicine Magazine. Winter doesn’t have to be a stay-at-home season. There are plenty of opportunities to get your kids into the outdoors. With some basic equipment, reading, lessons and tapping into your own experiences,... [Continue Reading]
Selecting the right snowshoes can be an overwhelming task if you are starting from scratch. Once you read through all the logic regarding shape, size, style, materials, intended use, etc. you will realize that the selection is actually quite easy to sift through. When I walk someone through... [Continue Reading]
Snowshoes typically come in three sizes: 8″ x 25″, 9″ x 30″, and 10″ x 36″. There is also a slightly smaller shoe built with women in mind: 8″ x 21″, and even smaller shoes intended for children: 6″ x 15″ and 7″ x 18″. These... [Continue Reading]
Aluminum, wooden, rubber, plastic, steel, titanium, rounded, pointed, symmetrical, asymmetrical, fixed, pivot… so many materials, shapes and styles – it’s hard to know what’s best for you. Let’s see if we can narrow it down a bit. Now, you have to decide what types... [Continue Reading]
Sounds simple, but for those who are not experienced hikers and adventurers, this is a question that pops up all the time. Here’s your guide to snowshoe clothing needs. Clothing Basics : Dress in layers and be prepared to shed or add layers if you heat up or cool down or if the weather... [Continue Reading]
One thing is for sure… snowshoeing IS for everybody. Great article from the founder of Snowshoe Magazine. by Ryan Alford – Snowshoe Magazine One thing is for sure…snowshoeing IS for everybody. Well…almost everybody, but the sport has been around long enough to earn... [Continue Reading]