Breaking Trail

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!

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6 Responses to Breaking Trail

  1. Canadian Doomer says:

    Breaking a trail through deep snow is exhausting! I have to admit that I’ve never used snowshoes.

    I just went to Mountain Equipment Co-op and looked them up – is $250 the normal price for snowshoes? Wow.

    Your dog does look like a sweetheart.

    • Maybe at Mountain Co-Op but you can get decent ones at Canadian Tire for full price at around 80 dollars and if you watch carefully, you can pick new one’s up for about 50 to 60 dollars on sale’s in the spring. Ours have lasted years, with a number of winters worth of use out of them.

      The old ones can be picked up for next to nothing at the farm sales as everyone wants the new lighter ones, I do have a couple sets of those as well.

  2. Julie says:

    When I bought my snowshoes I got them at Play it Again Sports and they were about $30 but that was many many moons ago. I haven’t been snowshoeing in years but I’m hoping to get to do some when I go visit my sister later this month. I miss it.

  3. Julie says:

    P.S. I bombed at Wal-Mart 😦 moral is.. never go shopping with Husband who pooh-poohs the decision not to spend money and two kids who are more than happy to let Daddy talk me into buying stuff for them. UGH.

  4. 40 Pounds By June says:

    That “snow breaker” is so precious!!!! My Springer is turning eight this spring and needs a break herself – she just doesn’t realize it! We try to shovel some trails for her, but she winds up making her own :/
    I have never snow-shoed! Gotta put that on my list of must do’s.

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