Indian River Valley Snowshoeing December 13, 2011November 25, 2011 by matt goff This entry is part 116 of 133 in the series 2011 Photojournal The kids and I went for a hike up Indian River Valley so I could switch out the ibuttons. They brought snowshoes, while I slogged through waist deep snow in the muskegs. Rowan and Connor make their way into the snow-covered muskeg. Snow depth was up to their chests, but the snowshoes worked as they were supposed to. Connor and Rowan have to lean back to get their snowshoes high enough to be seen over the deep snow. Series NavigationBohemian WaxwingCrescent Moon and Pine GrosbeakShare this:ShareFacebookTwitter
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Did you convince them to break trail for you since they were wearing snow shoes?
It didn’t take any convincing – they were fairly happy to wander out there on their own, I just had to direct them where we were going. Unfortunately, even following their trail I was sinking in over my knees, so it was still quite strenuous. Much easier on the way back when I followed my tracks back out (though I did take a brief try at wallowing in untouched fresh snow, it didn’t take long to give that up).
Maybe we should start recruiting kids as trail breakers for our snow tracking surveys (though really they usually aren’t too bad).