As anyone who lives in a area with snow knows that there is a reason that we have snowshoes and snow ski’s because both of these allow us to stay on top of the snow, instead of needing to break or keep trail.
I think that most folks who don’t live on the farm or spend any great time in the woods, would have a hard time grasping just how much extra energy it takes to break trail..Most folks today are just to used to firing up the tractor or the snow plow and within a short time having a new clean path to walk on.. but for the sake of this post.. try and think what it would be like if you didn’t have that choice. Even those that get out to the cross country trails need to remember that these trails are groomed for your use.
Check out the new snowshoes, they are so small, light weight and easy to use compared to the only fashion ones, which have their own charm and uses in certain conditions. The new ones are great for every day use.
I have read it in books and have done it myself and I have to admit that it works well, and its a real energy saver, here is one of my helpers..
This sweetheart has broken many a trail for us over the years, in many different conditions but as you can see from the white on her face, she is starting to get up there in years, she is always game in heart but there are times now, where the body needs a break.
Want a extra good workout.. break trail in snow, it will leave your heart pumping, your lungs puffing and your legs burning in short order!