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5/7/12 5:00 A

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I really wanted to snowshoe this win ter, but the snow just did not stick around. Has anyone gotten any good powder this year?

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1/30/11 6:40 P

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I snowshoed around the Whales Tails park out in South Burlington (or is it Williston?) yesterday and it was a nice 30-35 minute loop!


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12/14/10 11:52 A

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Thanks Mads!



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12/14/10 6:56 A

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If you're looking for a place with apres-hike amenities, Bolton is the best! They have inexpensive passes, a really great staff, and over 100km of trails to check out. My favorite trail leads to a little cabin with a woodstove that you're allowed to start up. Plus, if you want to snowshoe on your own, Bolton is very safe -- clearly marked trails, cell phone service, and enough people to help you out just in case. When you're done, you can enjoy all the same perks that the skiiers get in the different cafes and lodges.

If you want something free, check out the Cooley Glen trail in Lincoln, which connects to the Long Trail. Snake Mountain in Addison is also a great challenge (it's easy enough in the summer, but add in snowshoes and 14" of the fluffy stuff and you suddenly have one heck of a challenge!). Shelburne Farms also has a nice network of trails for nordic and snowshoeing -- just be careful because it's easy to get lost!!!

Check out the Catamount Trail Association website, which has info on a whole network of Nordic trails stretching the entire length of Vermont! Basically, if you can hike it, you can snowshoe it.


The last thing I will suggest is to steer clear of Catamount for snowshoeing. It might be worth 20 bucks for skiing, but their snowshoe trails aren't clearly marked, and only one of them is even remotely challenging. Plus, there's nowhere to warm up between treks, which to me is a must-have if you're going to spend a day.

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"It's supposed to be hard. If it wasn't hard everybody would do it. It's the hard that makes it great."


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12/13/10 8:32 P

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Recommend for me please!
It is my first season with snowshoes, and I am excited to get out there.
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