Last weekend we met with our Adventureweiner friends at a local dog park. My friend from Life with Doxies said she had been enjoying reading about our snowshoe adventures and asked me what to look for if she wanted to start herself.
I said, “funny you should ask” because I have been thinking about doing a Snowshoeing With Your Small Dog 101 series of blog post after Christmas. Of course, I wasn’t going to make her wait that long so I told her a few of our secrets and tips.
We love hiking. We love connecting with nature, getting our blood pumping, escaping from the stress of the computer, forgetting our to-do list for a while and having fun!
We don’t want to have to stop just because it is winter. Luckily, about 4,000 to 6,000 years ago, some dude invented snowshoes so we don’t have to. As soon as it started snowing this year, we strapped ours on and continued getting outside. We have already been on several great snowshoe hikes, including our snowshoe “almost” up to Franklin Falls.
Not only do we want to share our experiences with you, we want to give you the tools so you can go out and have your own adventure.
My friend from Life with Doxies reminded me that just because I have been snowshoeing for years, this sport is still a mystery to a lot of people.
I don’t want her to read this and think I am making fun of her because I am not but I had to giggle a little at one of the things she said. She said, “I thought snowshoes still looked like huge tennis rackets for your feet until I saw your pictures”. Uh…those went away about 15 or 20 years ago 🙂 Glad I could show you otherwise.
I am going to share a series of posts with you on snowshoeing to help you get started. I will cover subjects like physically preparing, getting the right gear, safety tips and trail resources.
Your questions and comments along the way will help me to know what you want answers to. For now, I do have a couple of questions for you: What the biggest mystery to you about snowshoeing? Would you try it? What is holding you back?
Thanks. Happy Tails and Trails!