Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mountain Green Moonlight Snowshoe Dates!

I’ve been studying lunar phases with all of my extra time between kids, laundry, cleaning, working, etc. and think I have a good idea of the best time to be in the mountains after dark.

If you are not familiar with snowshoeing, here are a few tips. For those of you who are experienced, please comment with any more ideas/tips.

First, if you don’t have snowshoes, don’t let that stop you. Call me and I’ll find you a pair. You will need warm snowboots or possibly hiking boot.

Second, if you would like to purchase snowshoes, keep in mind the terrain that you will use them for. If you join the Mountain Green Moonlight Snowshoe (MGMS) club (maybe we need a contest to come up with a name for ourselves), we will be mostly traveling on packed trails. If you come sometime with my husband and me, we venture off the beaten path into powder. Powder snowshoes are quite uncomfortable on packed

Here is a link to a good fitness snowshoe, but this is a pricey place to buy them. I think about $70 or less would buy a good shoe. Ebay would probably have great used snowshoes from people who thought they would like it and then just used them to collect dust.

We have Tubbs, Redfeather, and LLBean and like all of the brands. Avery and Dex even have snowshoes.

Third, originally this was a ladies-only venture so that someone stayed home with the kids. But if you are scared of mountain lions (and you know who you are!), bring your big, strong husband along. He is welcome. However, if he can’t come, just remember that you only have to be a faster runner than the slowest person in the group.

Fourth, come no matter what shape you are in! This is a chance to socialize and experience the great outdoors by moonlight.

Lastly, BRING A FRIEND. The more the merrier.

Leave me a comment if you want date and time information and I'll get back with you.


Eleanor said...

This sounds so fun! Oh, and I am a picture nut too...but yours rock. Seriously. Thanks for the link and I look forward to the hikes. I hope that my husband can get off of work or that I can hire Mary Poppins for the evening. Hope! The December one is on my birthday! Perfect! Thanks so much for the invite!

Eleanor Sahter

The Skiing Wallaces said...


I am not on your e-mail list :(
Is there enough snow to do the hike this Wednesday? Let me know if its still on.

Mandy Wallace

Eleanor said...

I know this is late but this is Eleanor and I can't make it tonight. I SO SO SO wanted to but my MIL is in town on a very short trip due to the weather up north and I just can't leave her here alone (husband had to work after all). Doomed on my birthday! BUT I will make the next one even if I have to strap the kids to my back or hire an alpaca to carry them with! So sorry and I hope you do get some takers!

Happy New Year!