Saturday, March 12, 2011

Adventures in Snowshoes

Today I went snowshoeing for the first time. It was so much fun! Well, the part where I walked on some snow that was a little bit melty and my snowshoes and myself promptly sank up to my bum was not so fun. Mostly because it took a lot of energy and time to dig my snowshoe out. I may or may not have sat there for a minute and said, "Help, help!" in a completely ridiculous voice while waiting for my friends to catch up. They thought I was just sitting down on the trail. Haahaa! Lesson learned! Never go snowshoeing alone in the spring! Well, unless you want to be that person they're looking for on the nightly news.

We went up Big Cottonwood Canyon to the Spruce Campground. It was a very popular area, but it was also quite large. We only saw two other groups of snowshoers, and we all went on different trails. We mostly stayed to trails that others had already made, but we did venture off a little bit. Our GPS had a frowny face. It was a beautiful and excellent way to spend a Saturday. Plus, I learned they do guided snowshoe adventures for students, for free! I wish I had found this out in November.

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