Here I am in my snowshoes and gaiters at Foys Lake Overlook.
For the first time, and I’ve been snowshoeing for five winters now, I snowshoed straight up the side of a mountain. The view of the valley was awesome and a passing snow shower enhanced the outing. It was my birthday and it felt good.
|A view of the Flathead Valley and the Swan Range of the Rocky Mountains.
…good to be physically fit, good to commune with nature, and good to experience a fading winter before springtime melts it all away.
It’s that time of year when one season dissolves into another and I am sad at its passing while yearning for the next. Spring is 10 days away and I am ready.
|David and E
If you haven’t tried snowshoeing, capture the last bit of winter’s magic and discover the joys of snowshoeing.
The benefits to snowshoeing include:
- Physical Fitness – Snowshoeing is hiking. Snowshoes are comparable to giant clown shoes. Picking up your feet and breaking trail in deep snow is a total body workout.
- Mental Health – Combine physical fitness with the outdoors to clear the cobwebs and maintain a positive mental attitude and sense of well being.
- Family Time – Snowshoeing is a winter sport the whole family can enjoy. It’s a fun winter activity for exploring the great outdoors.
- Silence – As the saying goes, silence is golden. Take some time to appreciate the stillness of a snow blanketed forest or hilltop. In doing so you may discover the beauty of inner peace.