It's official: springtime is here! But it doesn’t mean that you have to stop winter hiking. It seems like a bit of a contradiction, sure, but the snow that had accumulated on the ground at this time of year is perfect for snowshoeing!
Shady woods and undergrowths certainly know how to keep the amount of snow coverage that was received during the cold season. Although springtime snow can pass from sticky and soft to hard-packed and frozen, which is really not ideal for cross-country skiers, the snowshoe, on the other hand, knows how to play the game! Indeed, its spikes will help you move and go wherever you wish, in contrast to cross-country skis which would need a good dose of waxing to do so.
Therefore, springtime doesn’t mean that snowshoeing season is over – quite the opposite! You just have to dress up a little bit lightly, to go deeper into the forests, but apart from that, you may take advantage of springtime and go on treks with your snowshoes!
So, what are you waiting for? Have a nice springtime hike!
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