Snow Shooooing in Flagstaff Arizona
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This year in particular had some wonderful snow fall. And being that I donâ€™t ski, I wanted to get some hiking in and the best way to do that is with snowshoes.
I rented a pair from REI for a day, I think it cost me $34 USD. You have to return these when you say you will, of course, because they charge you the rate + some other percentage.
I was originally told I could hike through the trails at the
I hopped back into my car and drove along keeping my eyes open for such a road. This became quite the task since I have a tiny car that weighs nothing and with all the snow on the road I had to be very careful. Soon enough I found that road the man at the Nordic center had talked about, and there were only a few other cars parked in a clearing at the trailhead.
I am a very experienced hiker and needless to say my first time in snowshoes was a challenge. It takes 2x much effort to make every step being the snow was as deep as my knees in some areas. I only did about 6 miles down his road, but that was more than enough for me! I didnâ€™t mind the extra workout of course, because the trip actually reminded me of all the times I was a kid playing outside in the snow!
I felt that I was in a winter wonderland--it was quiet, VERY quiet--and all so peaceful. And with nobody insight I felt very lucky to have had this whole area to myself for that afternoon.
I went camera crazy, taking pictures of everything. And at times there was a little shower of fresh snow falling upon my nose and in my hair and all around the forest which added to the ambiance!
But these photos are just a few I took along that
So if you up for a little more than cactus in