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7 Reasons to Snowshoe

Here are my 7 reasons to snowshoe. What are yours?

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1

Fitness

This is one of the best low impact fitness options for winter. Long stretches of aerobic activity with limited impact to joints.

2

Re-discovery

A chance to get out and rediscover the trails you have grown bored with from summer hiking. Seen that trail to many times during the summer and fall. The snow adds a completely different visual and audio element. Not to mention it ratchets up the difficulty!

3

Peace & Quiet

That trail you love that is always full of people... not so full with a foot of snow on the ground. Take a day to fall back in love with your favorite trail!

4

Inexpensive

Compared to other winter sports (i.e. snowboarding or skiing) this is very inexpensive. Especially if you use sites like http://gearexchange.onlineunlimited.org to pickup discounted gear. You can often outfit your self for day hike snowshoeing for under $100.00. And for you gear geeks our there you of course can spend thousands if you want. :)

5

Friendship

A great way to reconnect with friends. The slow pace of snowshoeing is perfect for chatting away the day. Lots of little rests to let those hips stretch don't hurt either!

6

Environmental Impact

Snowshoeing has a MUCH lower impact on the trails you use. Nothing like a foot deep cushion of snow to protect the trail beds. Still... keep it on the trail! Lets make sure our grandkids grandkids have these beautiful places to enjoy.

7

Challenge

Dropping the temperature, increasing the difficulty, and adding weight to each step is a great way to inject some healthy low risk challenge to your daily or weekly hike.