[at-l] snow shoe questions

Cody Girl codycodygirl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 17:21:04 CST 2010


Thank you!

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 5:13 PM, giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net> wrote:

>  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 <codycodygirl at gmail.com>
> *To:* at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>
> *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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