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Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 23, 2010 07:16PM
Ok, so we purchased snowshoes and plan to do Dewey Point from Badger, but looking for other suggestions for snowshoeing trips?
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November 23, 2010 09:19PM
Lookie here for the maintained snowshoe trails:
http://www.nps.gov/yose/planyourvisit/brochures.htm

They have brochures for Badger Pass, Crane Flat, and Mariposa Grove.

Any of the Sequoia Groves are pretty neat to snowshoe into...
Dewey is a must do IMO. (I really do not like GP road at all though)

Favorite? Hmm... well... uh... that'd be a trail we busted by ourself.


I've posted a number in the past...

But... for newbie... you prob. want to stay on maintained trail... you'll
find out for yourself that it is one heck of a lot harder to make new
trail than it is to follow a trampled path...

Have fun
Re: Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 24, 2010 08:14AM
We do Mariposa Grove every year. Think I will try an overnight this year.

There is a flagged loop over in Sequoia, out of Wolverton, that's pretty neat. Also going to Tokopah Falls this December - short, good for newbie snowshoers.
Re: Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 24, 2010 12:06PM
how much weight can you pack while wearing snowshoes??
Re: Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 24, 2010 12:33PM
You get different sized snowshoes for your weight, be sure to add in your pack as well. The largest ones are good up to around 250lbs.
Re: Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 24, 2010 01:42PM
If you get the kinds that let you add on tails (like MSR) it's easy to use a pair of snowshoes for packing weight or dayhiking. MSRs can be used without tails, or you add 4" or 8" tails if you weigh more (add a backpack).
Re: Favorite snowshoe trail?
November 24, 2010 03:46PM
Thanks you all...have a happy chick-on day....all hail the bird
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November 24, 2010 05:04PM
smiling smiley

I cannot stress it enough.... get the SMALLEST/LIGHTEST pair that works with your weight.
I weight 150-ish... and I bought MSR 22" last year after using 30" shoes....
Even with a fully loaded pack they work just fine in the Sierra snow. They've been tested
even right after a snow dumped over a foot of snow on us. MSR 22" is rated up to 180 lbs btw.
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November 25, 2010 12:17AM
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bill-e-g
smiling smiley

I cannot stress it enough.... get the SMALLEST/LIGHTEST pair that works with your weight.
I weight 150-ish... and I bought MSR 22" last year after using 30" shoes....
Even with a fully loaded pack they work just fine in the Sierra snow. They've been tested
even right after a snow dumped over a foot of snow on us. MSR 22" is rated up to 180 lbs btw.


Weight obviously isn't a problem, but can Chick-on squeeze into the 30" ones?
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November 25, 2010 08:30AM
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szalkowski
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bill-e-g
smiling smiley

I cannot stress it enough.... get the SMALLEST/LIGHTEST pair that works with your weight.
I weight 150-ish... and I bought MSR 22" last year after using 30" shoes....
Even with a fully loaded pack they work just fine in the Sierra snow. They've been tested
even right after a snow dumped over a foot of snow on us. MSR 22" is rated up to 180 lbs btw.


Weight obviously isn't a problem, but can Chick-on squeeze into the 30" ones?

Chick-on uses the same shoes:



Well, I was borrowing the 30's from the Goat until I followed suit and got the 22's. I completely agree with the Goat. I can add that when traveling longer distances, lifting up a 22 is a BIG difference than lifting up a 30- even if you lose floatation and whatnot. 22 is the was to go. I think the new MSR models allow for a rather expensive (50 bucks!) length add on though.
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