23 DAYS IN SNOWPANTS

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A few years ago I remember a winter that was cold and snowy and I snowshoed 40 times that year . And I only had left the south hills of western PA  a few times to snowshoe . What a great means of transportation…and they give your legs a bit more of a workout . And if you want to work on your upper body as well…bring along some trekking poles.

My redfeather snowshoes I think I paid somewhere between 60 and 90 dollars at  the season end clearance from REI…and I got my trekking poles from there as well…I am not here to promote REI…but they are great to deal with . I am a member…I think for 25 dollars I became a lifetime member…this gives you reduced prices…and they pay you a dividend…plus you can return items so easily…and you have first dibs on returned items…If you like being active in the outdoors their membership turns out to be quite a bargain .

I am tired of folks saying they hate winter and cannot wait til it is over . Well , have you tried to enjoy it ? Anyone can snowshoe . You can move at your own pace . Choose the terrain that you are comfortable on . If you enjoy winter…winter may move along just a little quicker for you . And it is good for your heart…get out there and get moving…When I go I am bundled . Nike longjohns, warm socks ,snowpants ,waterproof boots . a moisture evaporating long sleeve t shirt another shirt , a sweater or two…depending on the temperature…and then my coat…zipped up to the neck ….with a fleece around my neck , a balaclava and my fur lined bomber hat…hey  this may be too much for you…but whatever makes you comfortable .

So when you get a chance put on those snowshoes and hike out to that frozen waterfall with some good friends

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you just may enjoy yourself.

And come july when it is 102 degrees and your air conditioning is not working…you may say to yourself…I wish I was snowshoeing…and mean it.

Winter is a time to get strong . A time to build on your growth . Though the trees have no leaves  they are making their root system stronger . Enabling them to have a great and beautiful spring  , summer and autumn . So strenthen your roots . Spring will soon be here but for now…ENJOY .

Namaste

Sven n Kenn

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