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Old 11-11-2017   #111035 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by bearcat View Post
Has anyone ever tried snowshoeing? I always wanted to try cross country skiing but I don't have the patience or ability to learn a new thing. I never got into skiing. I love hiking and thought snowshoeing might be a good way to continue it through the winter. Anyone?
Ugh! Brings back terrible memories of survival school. I went in Feb just outside Spokane, WA. We had 4 ft of snow on the ground. So, we were issued snow shoes (which made no sense as we didn't carry them on the jet!). They were the old bamboo style and the leather straps were well worn. So, I used parachute cord to fasten them to my feet. Needless to say, miserable!

I suppose if you had good equipment, it would make for decent exercise. Not near as easy as it looks!
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