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Bambi
02-20-2010, 09:21 PM
I went to New Ross to visit a friend. New Ross is a small community between the valley and south shore area. Anyway, I put on a pair of snow shoes and headed into the woods. I always figured I would be awful at it but it was surprisingly easy. and fun. and a real work out.

here they are on my feet. they are the old type of snow shoes. Note the baling twine holding the left one on :D

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S4CAXyhdLQI/AAAAAAAAErk/l1fdl2WaZgE/s400/shoes.jpg
Here I am half-way along the trail. still upright. the 'house' behind me is a hunting camp in the woods.

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S4CU-3Ms9mI/AAAAAAAAErs/LVl8IkgxOwk/s400/me.jpg

AntZ
02-20-2010, 09:53 PM
Looks like it would be fun.

Greg_Nuspel
02-20-2010, 10:01 PM
Looks like you had fun. We used to play snowshoe baseball as a kid, I think it was a volleyball we used. Now I have the new plastic high-tech snowshoes, great for trudging through the bush in winter.

Bambi
02-20-2010, 10:05 PM
Looks like you had fun. We used to play snowshoe baseball as a kid, I think it was a volleyball we used. Now I have the new plastic high-tech snowshoes, great for trudging through the bush in winter.

yes it was a lot of fun. could really feel how it helps loosen up the hips and strenghten the thighs and core muscles. :)

I think will put the high tech snowshoes on my list. It will open up so many more opportunities for photography.

casil403
02-20-2010, 10:22 PM
I'm in...where do sign up??? :thumbup:

Bambi
02-20-2010, 10:23 PM
I'm in...where do sign up??? :thumbup:



no sign up required. just come on over and I will make the arrangements!:thumbup:

Mad Aussie
02-20-2010, 10:23 PM
They build the 'camp' huts well by the looks of that!

Bambi
02-20-2010, 10:33 PM
They build the 'camp' huts well by the looks of that!

no kidding!! It was either a small home that was moved or the person used leftover supplies from a home build :).

Mad Aussie
02-20-2010, 10:37 PM
I like that photo ... doggy is just sitting there waiting for master/mistress to move on.

I'd like to don a pair of snow shoes one day and go for a walk :)

Bambi
02-20-2010, 10:41 PM
thanks MA. My friend Cindy took it.
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_eTzuNZZ7ZF0/S4Cgnk_tpPI/AAAAAAAAEsM/rPGPe8grnEI/s400/cindy.jpg

It really was alot of fun and great exercise. D'Arcy was absolutely fascinated by these things attached to my feet. It was quite funny to watch him watch my feet!!

When you do your Canadian Tour and if it's winter I will make sure you get to try it!

Mad Aussie
02-20-2010, 11:14 PM
So can you walk over snow that you would normally sink up to your knees in?

Bambi
02-21-2010, 08:56 AM
So can you walk over snow that you would normally sink up to your knees in?

yes. it works by distributing the weight over a wider area. If you need to wade through deep snow you can only go a little way before your heart is pounding and you are panting. Based on the dogs last night, I fared much better then they did. They slept from supper on. All they did was get up, stretch, groan, and flop down again :D

Marko
02-21-2010, 12:45 PM
nice play on shot 1!