[at-l] snow shoe questions

Cody Girl codycodygirl at gmail.com
Mon Feb 1 18:54:35 CST 2010

I was just cooking and grinning!  I am so excited about this!  Thanks for
the info, like skis is exactly what I was wondering.  It's still a few weeks
out, so I guess I'll just have to be excited for a while.  Nothing much else
to do about it.  Keep on AT preparations.  Hike a lot.  Life is good.

On Mon, Feb 1, 2010 at 5:24 PM, Seth Schumacher <eragon921 at gmail.com> wrote:

> Cody,
>     You can absolutely rent snowshoes! Most gear shops, and especially
> ski shops, will rent them. No you don't need special boots, though you
> do need good winter boots. Snowshoes strap onto your boots, there is no
> mechanical binding like on skis and snowboards. I've actually used my
> trail runners with snowshoes while adventure racing. Just remember you
> have to step higher and make sure you complete your stride before taking
> another step or you'll trip over yourself. HAVE FUN!!
> > 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?
> --
> Seth "Osprey" Schumacher
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> Primal Quest Trekking Director 2008 | Primal Quest HQ Director 2009
> Appalachian Trail 2007 | Continental Divide Trail 2006
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