[at-l] Snowshoeing VS Hikng
jim.bullard at gmail.com
Sat Jan 23 12:03:27 CST 2010
??? The original reply? It was a one liner that just said I'd done both 20
miles days and snowshoeing but never both together.
On Sat, Jan 23, 2010 at 12:57 PM, nightwalker.at at gmail.com <nightwalker.at@
> I TOTALLY missed the email from NY Jim. wonder if that happens a lot?.
> Been having trouble with the smart phone. May be time to reset and
> re-install the accessories. No biggie.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: giniajim <jplynch at crosslink.net>
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 12:03 PM
> To: Jim Bullard <jim.bullard at gmail.com>; at-l <at-l at backcountry.net>
> Subject: Re: [at-l] Snowshoeing VS Hikng
> The comparisons aren't apples-to-apples. The comparison needs to be
> hiking/walking vs. snowshoeing, or backpacking vs. snowshoeing with a
> backpack. And equivalent terrain, pack weights, etc.
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jim Bullard
> To: at-l
> Sent: Saturday, January 23, 2010 11:28 AM
> Subject: [at-l] Snowshoeing VS Hikng
> Frank asked if anyone had snowshoed 20 miles in a day. I responded the I
> had hiked 20 miles per day and I had snowshoed but never the two together
> then I got wondering what the difference in exertion would be. Having done
> both activities I know that snowshoeing is more strenuous. There is a site I
> frequent <http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/calories.htm> for such
> calculations and I went there to check it out. I put in 200# and 60 minutes
> as the parameters then figured 2mph to complete the 20 miles totally 10
> hours. The result was 6670 calories burning backpacking vs 7620 calories for
> snowshoeing or 14.24% more energy required for snowshoeing. So if you try
> it... take extra food.
> P.S. I'm not clear how they calculate the energy burned (something to do
> with oxygen consumption I think) but I notice the, some though not all, of
> the activities are tagged "Taylor Code". I've tried without success to find
> out what that refers to. Anyone know?
> Jim Bullard
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