Winter Snowshoe Trekking
Picture yourself walking across a thick blanket of snow with the beautiful wilderness of West Virginia in front of you and your friends and family behind you. It’s a winter wilderness wonderland, and you’ll have the foot gear to take you anywhere across the snowscape.
Snowshoeing is fun, energizing and a great way to stay in shape or just get outdoors in winter. No matter what your age or your ability, if you can put one foot in front of the other, you can make track. It’s that easy. After 2 minutes of practice, you’ll be cruising around like you were born with snowshoes on your feet. Not only will you be having fun, you’ll be burning calories— up to 1,000 per hour!
What to wear snowshoeing?
Snowshoeing is a high-energy output sport. Start moving and you’ll generate plenty of warmth. You’re going to cool down quickly while resting, so the ability to add and remove layers is vital. Some pieces to consider:
- Lightweight, breathable long underwear
- Wool or fleece insulation layer
- Wind resistant outerwear
- Sock liners (silk, or similar material)
- Wool socks keep feet warm and dry
- Waterproof, supportive hiking boots
- Neck warmer or scarf
- Sunglasses or goggles
Snowshoe rentals- $15 a pair