Synopses & Reviews
In The Snowshoe Experience, Claire Walter acts as a snowshoeing personal trainer, showing novices how to get maximum enjoyment out of an ancient wintertime activity that has become today's coolest cold-weather sport. This is an activity kids, adults, and even seniors can do. Athletes will find that it's a great way to stay in shape during the winter. Couch potatoes will find that it's fun enough to lure them outside. And kids adore it. Snowshoeing is truly a sport for everyone.
Walter insists that if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Walter takes you, step-by-step, through the basics so you'll feel at ease--whether you are tramping across an open meadow or an urban park. And if you want to kick it up a couple notches, Walter discusses hiking in snowshoes, running in snowshoes (she supplies a list of places where you can find snowshoe races), and back-country adventures with snowshoes--including winter camping.
Whether you want a quiet walk across the snow, an adrenaline rush, or anything in between, The Snowshoe Experience is the one book that helps you do it all.
"Get the most out of snowshoeing experience with Walter's guide to the best trails and racing venues in North America." - Black Powder Guns and Hunting
Claire Walter shows readers how to get the most out of the snowshoeing experience--and enjoy winter in an entirely new way!
Do snowshoes come in different sizes? What type of snowshoes are best for me? What kind of gear do I need for the backcountry? Claire Walter provides expert answers to a variety of common snowshoeing questions so people of every age and fitness level can start enjoying this easy, low-impact wintertime activity. You'll learn techniques for traversing slopes, tips for maneuvering in deep snow, basic safety precautions, and even trail etiquette. Walter's passion and encouragement will inspire even beginners to explore the joys of snowshoeing.
About the Author
The author of Snowshoeing Colorado and 23 other books, Claire Walter has also written numerous magazine articles on skiing, snowshoeing, scuba diving, and fitness. She lives in Boulder, Colorado.