Wednesday, December 23, 2009


I finally broke out the FB snowshoes.  They're not as hard to walk in as people say.  It's a good idea to wear gaiters to keep the snow out of your boots and pants legs.

They still sink a little in soft powder.

The snow is not very deep yet, maybe 8 inches in places.

I went part of the way up the ridge on the National Forest land behind my cabin to check out the traction.

  This view is looking up the ridge.

The shoes get good traction, both uphill and when traversing. Coming downhill, there's a little bit of skiing before the teeth dig in. If you keep your weight toward your heels, you can ski a little more. With a clear path, you can get downhill in a hurry.

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