Finally, some sunshine on Thursday! Finally, I got to try out my newest snowshoes. Wednesday I was just a bit too tired after the shoveling workout! Snowshoes have come a long way since my first pairs. The ones in the photo below were what we used for many years. They are about 4 feet long and great in deep snow, a definite workout for your legs but, a bit hard to maneuver with in the woods. The bindings were always a problem too.
At the beginning of the winter I bought these snowshoes from LLBeans to replace the ones I wore out last year. I didn't not care for these bindings. I had a real hard time keeping them on and adjusted. So I returned them...Thanks LLBeans for your great unconditional return policy!
Ready for the first test walk in post fluffy & deep Juno snow!
They are super! In about 3 feet of powder I only sunk about 8 inches which is to be expected in this fluff! The bindings stayed on well and are easy to remove with gloved hands! Thumbs-up!
Friday brought clouds and more snow but also, warmer weather...in the 20's! Felt like a heat wave! Spent a good deal of time outside getting some air...oh the work will still be there~~~
So nice out the duckies even went for a snowshoe! Here is where my new snowshoes received another test. As I was "jumping" over the stream to take this photo I took a tumble. I ended up in a position that would best be described as snow twister. I was sort of stuck. My left leg was behind me in the snow and I couldn't get up. But my right snowshoe was nearly in my face. I easily removed my right one and used it as a pole and pushed my way up. Then strapped it on again and I was good to go!
Friday Night a Mini Blizzard
Friday morning more snow to shovel and plow....
Short little snowshoes worked perfectly for doing the morning chores! Besides duck care this morning, included a trip to the mailbox with an Etsy order headed to Ireland!