Fabulous February Faves in the Okanagan, BC - Snowshoeing

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Yesterday was the first time I snowshoed in over 30 years!

 

And you know what I found out?

 

Snowshoeing in the Prairies where I grew up (near Edmonton, AB), is Far different than snowshoeing on the side of a mountain. (huff puff)

 

I went with my friends Georgina & David. Georgina David me

G had never shoed before, but David is an old hand. He even has his own S-shoes!

 

We went up to the Nordic center at Apex which is not far from Penticton with trails where one can cross-country ski, snowshoe & hike.

 

Luckily they rent snowshoes because my old rat tail gut & leather shoes are nothing like the new fangled ones they have now, with cleats & easy in & out bindings.

 

I'm pretty sure I will be using my own snowshoes for decor only in the future, because there is no way I would have made it up the trail without the built in cleats on the rental shoes.

 

(I am half dead here; we had been climbing steeply for a good 20 minutes at this point & we were all in need of a break)

                                                                David me

The trail we took was called Quick Silver, which is about an hour round trip, that ultimately joins up with the Goldrush trail just before you get back to the Nickleplate Nordic Center.

 

georgina me                   Georgina me

 

There are other trails for more skilled shoers, but I am very glad we took the novice trails (& will continue to do so for the foreseeable future!) since my hips & adductors were so fatigued by the time we got back to the vehicle I could barely lift my legs into the car...

 

It was a beautiful day for it, no wind & a bit overcast, but warm enough that I ended up taking off my gloves 3/4 way through to regulate my temperature.

 

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And the scenery was spectacular, with snow clinging to the trees!

(there's supposed to be a pic below here of G & D at lunch, but it never shows up in the preview even tho I've loaded it 15 times... it's the one photo I took)

 

 

Thanx Georgina (whose photos these are) & David for a fun day & also an enjoyable lunch afterwards at the Apex Salloon!

 

Can't wait to go again; but first an Epsom salt bath...    bath

 

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Sharon Lee
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OMG-You are a hearty soul because I wouldn't have been able to do what you did.  You may not be able to move tomorrow. Love all the pics. Glad you had a great adventure.

Feb 08, 2016 07:12 AM #1
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Peg Barcelo
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It's funny, Sharon; each time I have gone out & done one of these hikes or whatever, I'm down for the count right after, but the next day I wake up feeling great!

I guess that means my modus operandi will be: do the strenuous thing, nap right after & I'll be fine the next day!

I'm okay with that...

Feb 08, 2016 07:24 AM #2
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Nick T Pappas
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Hello Peg, I've never tried snowshoes, but it does sound like a fun thing to do....once in your life anyway :)

Feb 08, 2016 10:30 PM #3
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Peg Barcelo
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Hey Nick! i guess we'll just have to have an AR snowshoe party next winter & have everyone come out that wants to try!

There's always the reward of a burger & a beverage at the end...

Feb 08, 2016 10:41 PM #4
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