Let yourself go,
What to bring, what to wear
You’ll need to dress in layers. Wear a hat, scarf and mitts, as usual. Bring a day-pack with food and something to drink. You should have comfortable low-heel winter boots which will fit right into the harness attached to the snowshoes. On milder days you can even use hiking boots for snowshoeing. However, your feet will be cold and uncomfortable in running shoes and high-heel boots. Gaiters are a great help in keeping deep snow from entering the tops of your boots and making your socks wet. Ski poles or hiking poles are also recommended to help with the undulating terrain!
You might want to bring a small extra bag to leave on the bus with a change of clothes for the ride home. Don’t forget some seeds and nuts to feed the birds. Most of all, bring an open spirit and enthusiasm for enjoying a great new outdoor hobby!
Buy a snowshoe bag
A bag will protect your snowshoes and make it easier to load them on the bus and to carry them on the Metro. Please identify your bag clearly with a piece of contrasting fabric with your name on it tied to the outside of the bag, or write your name clearly on the bag. If you do not have a bag, then your snowshoes should be strapped together securely and labelled with your name.
On the trails