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    OT: snowshoeing

    i would like to start snowshoeing this year, especially now that trails are no go on bike. wandering where everyone snowshoes. also since it is my first time snowshoeing, would also be interested in recommendations for snowshoes. i will not do anything extreme but would like to be able to fit snowboard boot so i can use them for backcountry snowboarding.
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    I use Atlas Snowshoes. I have really liked them so far (been about 3 years I have had them). They are super easy heel entry and 1 strap pull to tighten. A lot depends on what style shoeing you are planning. If you want to go on the more technical super steep look into the MSR shoes @ REI. As far as where to go, I go everywhere. Meyer Ranch, Sqaw Pass, Brainard Lake, Eldora, Winter Park and so on.

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    I think rei rents them - i have the atlas 1025 and think they would hold a snowboard boot as they are fairly adjustable.

    Check rei's website they do demo days all winter- up at echo lake. and various other places. Butler gulch seems to be fairly popular. But dont track up the skin track.

    I have a couple books- Snowshoeing Colorado- Claire Walter

    and Snowshoe Routes - Colorados Front Range- Alan Apt

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    This is what you need.



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    I have some Yukon Jack's from Costco and have been very happy with them. They fit my snow boots which are similarly sized to a snowboard boot so that should work (but maybe bring your boots to Costco and try first).

    I've used them in everything from hip deep fresh drifts last week to Memorial Day set-up snow and they have shined in all conditions. I've also taken them on some crazy steep faces both up and down and they exceeded my expectations. Honestly, I figured I would use them for a couple of seasons and upgrade if I got hooked, but at this point I don't see any need to upgrade to a more fancy pair--especially since I only get out 3-4 times a year on them.

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    thanks guys, got a good on-line deal on tubbs yesterday. hopefully they arrive before all the snow melts. looks like warm week ahead.
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    I use Atlas SLS (now called Aspect) snow shoes. They are designed for back country use especially climbing. They are lightweight and have a "heel lift" that is a must if you do anything vertical. The heel lift makes it easier and less fatiguing when climbing steeper terrain.

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    lulz, wut zrm said

    if you do get the showshoes, don't walk in ski tracks

    that is very bad form

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    Don't listen to KC. Skin tracks are made for post holing and snowshoeing...
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    obvious troll is obvious^

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    ok, will make sure i destroy any track i encounter
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    obvious troll redux is obvious redux^

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    ZRM and KC speak the truth. Avoid wasting your time and $$ on snowshoes. Go straight for the skis.

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    Baconboi is on-point. Your balance may improve on the bike more readily from the sticks than the duck-feet.


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