EBTC – 2016-01-19 – Counter Revolutionary Snow Shoeing

This is the second of about twelve snowshoe events I will be running for EBTC.  The weather forecast is great -11C with light winds.

The Objective

  • Fumble and stumble through setting up potentially new equipment for the first time.
  • For absolute newbies, get used to the experience of walking on big aluminium boots.
  • Evaluate how much/little clothing is needed relative to the weather and physical exertion.
  • Practice basic hill skills including traversing a slope.

Where are We Going and How to Get Back

  • Victoria Park, meet in the parking lot for a 6:15pm start.
  • We will be walking on the skate part of the groomed cross-country ski trails in addition to going off trail a bit.

What to Take

  • Snowshoes (duh!) and poles (optional).
  • Clothing appropriate to the weather.  Noting that I tend to run hot, I am plan to wear/bring:
    • Hiking boots
    • Lightly insulated shell pants
    • Long sleeve cycling jersey and a cycling shell (shell is shelved fairly quickly)
    • Fleece neck warmer
    • Cycling beanie and/or a baseball cap
    • Full fingered cycling gloves
  • Headlamp (generally these will be off but just in case we need them).
  • Backpack to carry/stow clothing
  • 0.5 – 1.0 litre of water

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