Sunday, January 30, 2011

Dashing through the snow

Today we tried snow-shoeing for the first time. The Mass Audobon site in Worcester organized a "family snow shoeing" trek, so we thought this would be a good chance to try it. The snow shoe is an interesting contraption. They have moved on from the tennis racket days and are made of metal and about 25 inches long and maybe 10 inches wide. The idea is simply that they disperse your weight over a bigger area so you do not sink in the snow as much. They also have grips underneath that help when walking up or down hill. It was actually a lot of fun and we soon got the hang of it. It was quite peaceful trudging through the snow and listening to it crunch underfoot. And no more strenuous than walking really.This is definitely more my style than skiing. Better go see if the stores have any snow shoes left.

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