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Snowshoephobia

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uh, my "friend" has picked up AT skiing this season and seems to have developed an irrational fear of using snowshoes. Is this normal? Will pass with time or can we expect the condition to worsen?

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No, as a person similarly newly acquired with AT gear, I see nothing unusual about this aversion.

 

All of a sudden, sLowshoeing seems like a lot of work.

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god, snowshoeing is horrendous. every once in a while, however, it has it's advantages. congrats on picking up AT, you'll have fun.

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Once your friend tries the appoach (and deproach) to Colchuck Lake on skis he may see the value in snow shoes.

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Once your friend tries the appoach (and deproach) to Colchuck Lake on skis he may see the value in snow shoes.

 

Hehe....good point. Then again, in decent conditions the ski down from colchuck to mountaineer creek can be very fun tree skiing. the trail out is generally worthless however.

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Once your friend tries the appoach (and deproach) to Colchuck Lake on skis he may see the value in snow shoes.

 

Hehe....good point. Then again, in decent conditions the ski down from colchuck to mountaineer creek can be very fun tree skiing. the trail out is generally worthless however.

 

Yeah I think that it would be a great run down. Only disadvantage to snowshoes to AT, (well in my case a Split) is that they are heavier to carry while climbing, but I have managed on easier routes though.

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Once your friend tries the appoach (and deproach) to Colchuck Lake on skis he may see the value in snow shoes.

 

I er, he will let you know about that Monday. fruit.gif

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bliss? I'm not sure I'd go that far. bliss would be an invisible, noiseless snowmobile that magically takes you uphill and is then again waiting for you at the bottom wink.gif

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i agree with cracked.

 

come back to reality. joshk. bliss is not some noisy stinky pollutant called a snowmobile. what you're talking about is a chairlift ... and those are mighty heavy in the backcountry. yellaf.gif

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I like my snowshoes long and skinny. But not too skinny!

 

(Luv the skinner, hate the skinnin'?)

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what's wrong with groomed snow? then you don't even need snowshoes! i'm all for backcountry skiing, but i'll admit i enjoy tearing down fresh corduroy. it's all snow = it's all good. thumbs_up.gif

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I prefer to plod new tracks with skis.

 

Snowshoes are many times the way to go too.

 

Evaluate argue and go out.

 

I have no clue to the snow conditions near Colchuck this weekend but would prefer skis there on a guess. But the way down does suck ass in skis IMHO each time I have encountered it in such gear. I guess that depends on some situations but not usually.

 

It's pretty wooded for the most part. It's after the lake where the skis could be best...

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Went in to just short of Colchuck Lake on Saturday, a little icy and a lot of branches down through the woods on the approach. It snowed 2-3" durring the night so the descent was pretty speedy with minimal wipeouts. thumbs_up.gif

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