Snowshoeing along the Medicine Trail

Today I went snowshoeing for the first time and loved it!

I didn’t know what to expect, but it was just walking normally with these things attached to your boots. I could feel the extra weight to begin with, but then I got used to it pretty quickly because they stopped me sinking into the snow!

It was hard work though! I was surprised how hot and sweaty I got. I would love to be able to do it more often as I think I would really enjoy it as a form of winter fitness. unfortunately back hone does not get the right conditions. I think I would look a bit odd wandering along the high street with snow shoes on!

I think I preferred it to skiing. There was no pressure on the knees or ankles and you could stop easily and take in the views. Also once I got used to the grips there was no fear of sliding down the mountain. Also it helps we were in the bottom of the valley.

Overall I think I found it peaceful. We were in a valley away from the main road and even with the group of 10 of us, it was quiet and beautiful.

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We also got to try some mushroom tea, from the mushrooms that grow on the trail.

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We also got to meet some puppies of the sled dogs. So cute 🙂

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A great day! I think I’m going to try snowshoeing again when I get back to the city 🙂

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