[at-l] snow shoe questions

giniajim jplynch at crosslink.net
Mon Feb 1 17:13:35 CST 2010

Its basically like cold weather hiking, but in snow.  You'll get warm, so layer up.  Carry a day pack to hold layers as they come off.  Take plenty of water; you'll get thirsty.
   Take sunglasses (this is very important; the suns rays come at you from the sky *and* the snowy ground.  Take a hat and sun-screen for the same reason.
   Snowshoes? I'd ask him; he probably has snowshoes or knows where to rent them.  I haven't snowshoed in many years, but I don't recall using any special boots.  But someone on the list may have a more up-to-date idea.  
  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Cody Girl 
  To: at-l 
  Sent: Monday, February 01, 2010 6:07 PM
  Subject: [at-l] snow shoe questions

  My brother is keeping one of my dogs for me this summer, so before I head out in March I have to get that dog out to his home.  I had a message from him today, wanting to know if while I'm there would I want to go snow shoeing at Ouray CO.   Well, YES!

  LOL!  Never been there, never been snow shoeing before.  I know nothing!  I assume he has some kind of gear solution in mind (can you rent these? do you need special boots?) or he wouldn't have suggested it, so List!  What do I need to know before I go diving into this?

  Thanks in advance, as always!
  Cody The Tortoise


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