Note from the Editor | Jan. 20, 2011
So far I can’t decide if I like or dislike snowshoeing. My first brush with the winter endeavor was at one of the Beaver Creek “Candle Light Snowshoeing” events they do two or three times a year. It was great, though perhaps overly romanticized. Most times you snowshoe, flickering candles and torches are not often part of the natural landscape, so I wondered if “regular” snowshoeing would really be as much fun. This year my wife’s enthusiasm for the idea of more snowshoeing was clear. I reluctantly bought a pair and a week later we were out on a nearby golf course. I’m not sure if I expected to magically float on top of the snow or what, but ... man it’s a lot of work – way more work than regular walking. But of course, it is a great excuse to get out of the house and enjoy the winter air. So for me, the trick might be to stay on packed trails. Trails that have benches every half-mile or so. With heated seats. And hot chocolate dispensers. I’m kidding, mostly. Every mile would be fine.