My First Snowshoeing Adventure!

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Last weekend I had the opportunity to go snowshoeing with my kids and their Scout Pack/Troops.  Being a native Floridian, this sport was unknown to me up until a few years ago.  So with a large group of experienced outdoorsmen and women (and the hubby) I was excited to finally give this a try.

IMG_1421The trail we took was located in Highland Forest in Fabius, NY.  During the summertime, our scouts camp there and it’s popular for hiking, hunting, biking, horseback riding, and more. In the winter you’ll see tons of cross-country skiers, snowshoeing, and even small hayrides happening.

IMG_1422I wasn’t sure we were going to get to snowshoe at first.  Our Dec/Jan brought bitter-bitter temperatures and not much snow, but there was just enough for us to really enjoy a small hike.  A perk of hiking at Highland was we could rent the shoes there. I had no problems putting them on,  they were just a pain to tighten.  But if you’ve ever seen my Sorel boots you would know why!!  I liked the nice pick underneath the shoe that helped grip the ground …….Thankfully my little *trips* were at a minimal.

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The trail was a little over a mile and led us over small bridges, broken branches and beautiful scenes like this!  It almost makes the 13 degree sunny skies worth it. (Layers are my friend!) I must say I’m proud of our kids too. No huffing-puffing or tired bodies stumbling everywhere. They really got into the whole experience and had a blast.

IMG_1446Our view from the lodge when we finished our trek.  Plenty of snacks and beverages awaited us as well as wonderful heated rooms!

I don’t often share family things here, so I hope you enjoyed seeing my adventurous outing! I hope your week is starting off to a good start.

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