Snowshoeing around Jackman Maine
So what is snowshoeing? It can be taking a leisurely walk in the snow, a casual hike in the woods, an overnight backpack trip, or a climb up to Bald Mountain. Snowshoeing can provide a workout to meet your needs, whatever they are.
Who can snowshoe? A popular saying is 'if you can walk, you can snowshoe'. It does not require any special technique or have a long learning curve, nor requires you to stand in line, purchase lift tickets or hall a trailer. You can start today having fun!
The best part about snowshoeing is it is a relatively inexpensive way to get the whole family doing something together in the winter that does not involve a TV or computer screen.
Whether going out on a leisurely stroll or planning a strenuous hike the following are a few suggestions to remember:
1. Take along the essentials of water, snacks, a compass, and duct tape. (survival gear)
2. Tell someone where you are going.
3. Wear layers of clothes but do not let yourself perspire.
Spend the weekend in the Jackman-Moose River Region with your family or friends, put on your snowshoes, grab a walking stick, and go. You will not believe how much fun you can have!
"Winter is a beautiful time of year, a time of year, when you have more freedom to move about on your own two feet, as opposed to a boat, canoe, or motorized vehicle. You don't have to purchase a ticket to enjoy nature." This is a quote from Snowshoe Tracts, a part of the Northwestern Wilderness of Maine Personal Essays. It says it all.