Saturday, January 02, 2010

Short Snowshoe Out Back

Too much powdery snow has fallen to really break trail with XC skis, and definitely too much to attempt something to resemble running, so that only means one thing: snowshoes!

Neighbor Kate headed out with me but we didn't go too far, as she's not feeling well. But we had a good out and back trek at a slow pace, and saw several fresh deer tracks in the snow. At least one even took advantage of our packed trail, we saw it's tracks laid over ours on the way back.

Neighbor Kate

The fireroad (our turn around point)

Snowshoed 3.0 miles @ ???/pace.
Trails with 6"-8" of fresh powder.
Slightly hilly.
Mid 20s, overcast, snowing.
Long pants, Goretex jacket, long sleeved shirt, beanie, gloves.


Grellan said...

Snowshoes seem like fun. Thanks for the video - certainly give us a view of what you have to deal with during the winter.

greener side said...

Any time outdoors is good time. Way to go! I've not tried running in snowshoes but would enjoy it more than running on a treadmill which is what I'm currently doing for training. Have fun this winter.