I decided around November/December that snowshoes would be a good thing to have. And wallah, I got a pair for Christmas. Then they sat in my closet for over a month....even though we had quite a bit of snow. Unfortunately the snow always came during the week and would melt by the weekend or I was busy so I couldn't get outside.
Well, finally this weekend I had absolutely zero things planned and figured now was the perfect time.
The parks had about 12 - 18 inches of snow. I wasn't sure if that was going to be too much to snowshoe on because I'd sink...but then I thought, well, the mountains get a lot and people snowshoe there, so maybe this was a great amount of snow to snowshoe in.
But I did keep falling through the snow. And talk about exercise to keep lifting my legs up so much! But it was a fun early afternoon, getting some fresh air and exercise.
And now that I've done it once, I should be OK to do it alone. And the great thing about it is that you can do it virtually anywhere there is snow.
But let's be a little honest, as much as I love hiking, and that is essentially what snowshoeing is but on snow, I enjoyed cross country skiing better, even though I struggled with it a bit.