Snowshoeing has been in practice for over 10,000 years, and not much has changed, except the equipment. Warm waterproof boots and modern snowshoes replace the old wood-frames and leather laces. Conquering the wild has never been easier.
However, even with modern technology, snowshoeing is still one of the best exercise activities to get you in peak physical condition. But there’s no need to rush.
Take your time as you enjoy the solitude of the wilderness, forgetting the hustle and bustle of day to day life.
As you traverse the snowy landscape, not only will you enjoy the fresh air, but you’ll be increasing endurance and stamina as you burn up to 1000 calories per hour.
You will be revitalizing your cardiovascular system, as you get your heart pumping, as well as utilizing dozens of muscles that don’t normally receive quite an extensive workout. You’ll have your choice of numerous marked trails to choose from, whether your exploration is for only a couple hours, or all day long.
Of course a little planning is advised prior to beginning your journey, and you’ll want to remain on the marked circuits, as venturing off into the backcountry can lead to areas where the snow is not quite as stable.
Make sure to check the weather as well, and bring sensible supplies, such as a warm jacket, hiking poles, some water, and a snack. After some prudent preparation, you’ll be ready to commence your adventure, and take in all the natural splendor that surrounds you.