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Snowshoeing 101 & 301 (Fun for the experienced or New-bee)

Come try snowshoeing for the 1st time!  We will have those who will be going at a slower pace so you won't feel pressured.  If you can hike, you can snowshoe.  If you're afraid of getting cold, then Snowshoeing is one of those winter sports that will work for you (we'll bring insurance to make sure your not cold).

Experienced Snowshoe guys and gals, we will have someone to push you too.  

Beautiful, invigorating, and so so healthy for you.  Enjoy meeting someone new.  Discover if Snowshoeing is a new sport for you.  Try it as cross training for other activities that you love to do (Fabulous for runner, cyclists, and race-walkers).

Clothing needed:

Layers (base wicking layer, wool or warmer layer (vests, sweaters, long sleeve compression gear), a thin waterproof/resistant shell, warm gloves, hiking boots, layers for the feet, headgear, warm outer coat. A small day-pack is great to have as well.  I'll bring extra.

Fuel:

Water, beef jerky, apples, tangerines, 1/4 PB& Low-sugar sandwich (Dave's Killer bread), healthy carbs.

Other:  

Blanket (for the car, emergencies), reading material (if you poop out you need a reward waiting back at the car), tea, hot-water flask, Hot soup.

Rental:

It's $10 to rent snowshoes (we'll stop at Gov. Camp to rent - but REI has rentals you can get on Friday if you want).  It's a bit more to get boots and snowshoes.  Bring $2-3 for snow-pass.

Important:

This is a rain, snow, or whatever the weather event - we will be going!  It may help you to have my (Bruce) cell phone number.  Email me and I'll give it to you.  Car pooling is fun, efficient, and kind to the environment (let me know if you are willing to take your rig).  My email - [masked]

Bringing kids:

Let me know so I can advise you on how this might work.  Our focus this time is primarily on adult snowshoeing, but it's not out of the question, for sure.  I'll be posting if we do have those who want to bring their kids.  Ages 10+ no problem at all.

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  • Bruce

    SNOW UPDATE (Feb. 6, midday) - Unless the roads up the Mt. to Hood are dangerous, we will be going. If it's windy we will choose a protected trail. If the Sun is out and it's not so windy we'll likely do one that gives us a full on view of Mt. Hood. Let me know if you need specific clothing for this event - I might be able to help.

    February 6, 2014

    • Brooke

      I am going...first timer so I have nothing but a jacket, gloves & hat.

      February 6, 2014

    • Bruce

      We can stop and rent boots and Snowshoes. Do you have some thick wool socks? Do you have a water resistance shell for your legs? Thick running pants work.

      February 7, 2014

  • Teresa M.

    Hi Bruce, I decided not to go this time. I don't have any gear, and would rather go on a day with better weather.

    February 4, 2014

    • Bruce

      We have extra gear - let us know if you think it would work for you :)

      February 5, 2014

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