Saturday, July 24, 2010

Atlas snowshoes

Finding a good trail to snowshoe is as easy as finding a good hiking trail.
In most cases trails that can be hiked in the summer will make good choices for
snowshoeing as long as they are not too steep. The most important factor is
navigating. While many trails are well marked in the summer, winter brings a
blanket of white that covers the obvious path you may be used to. The other
common navigating obstacle is fresh snow. Some snowshoe trails may be very
popular and well marked from previous snowshoers or cross-country skiers, but
after a fresh dump of snow, it is more challenging to stay on the trail. Other
hidden dangers may include ponds, rivers, hidden drop-offs that are not
discernable while snow covered. Keep in mind that you generally cannot cover as
many miles snowshoeing as you can hiking so pace yourself and give yourself
plenty of time to enjoy the surrounding beauty and solitude that winter brings. 
Popular snowshoe trails in Colorado can be found in most areas of the state. 
Many Colorado mountain towns have ski areas or Nordic centers that offer groomed
trails for both snowshoers and cross-country skiers. atlas snowshoes

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