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Old 10-11-2004, 06:30 PM   #1
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Question I don't know much about snowshoeing...

My hubby and I are going to Whistler in January, and we're taking a snowshoe/snowmobile trek while we're there. We don't have to bring our own showshoes, but I'm not sure what to wear on our feet. I don't want to go out and buy specialty ultra-warm hiking boots or anything just for this one time, but I assume it's going to have to be something waterproof. Anyone have any suggestions? Thanks!
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:31 PM   #2
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:33 PM   #3
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:33 PM   #4
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Goretex hiking boots and warm socks are really only what you'll need. You'll get really warm, as snowshoeing expends a ton of energy. Trust me, you'll be taking off your jacket and sweating midway in.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:35 PM   #5
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Whatever you wear its going to have to be waterproof and warm obviously. Most snowshoes should fit over most boots. Sorels are relativley cheap and are super warm. You should call the tour place that you are going with and see what they recomend or if they have something you can rent along with the snowshoes.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:39 PM   #6
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Snowshoing is for hippies and yuppies

get some good goretex boots and some gaiters

get gaiters from these guys- www.orgear.com

and get the gore tex mountain treads or crsta hikers from www.llbean.com

I have the cresta hikers and love them

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Old 10-11-2004, 06:44 PM   #7
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Or people who actually climb mountains and are forced to snowshoe to get around.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:47 PM   #8
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Yea, I have a set of them because it sucks when you have to lay down paddle on a snowboard like you were surfing to get across meadows when you are done with a run.


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Old 10-11-2004, 06:49 PM   #9
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Cool. Thanks for the help, all! I think I'll go for the fuzzy bunnies.
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:57 PM   #10
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I rented a pair of waterproof boots when I went... the shop that rented us the snowshoes also rented us those boots. They weren't designed specifically for snowshoeing.
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Old 10-11-2004, 07:09 PM   #11
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If you get new boots be sure to try them on with thick socks. If you try to cram your feet into boots with thick socks, you'll have colder feet than if you have thin socks with toe wiggle room.
I x-country ski with see-thru liner socks, and my feet stay warmer than with thick socks.

This is for active outings, if you're staying in one spot (Packers game) use thick socks.

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Old 10-11-2004, 07:11 PM   #12
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For socks, buy a pair of silk ons and wear them under some Thorlo thermolite socks.

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I did that before. I just wore my boots. After snowshoeing, we got on the snowmobiles....those were 100x more fun.
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