Separate but equal. Please do not snowshoe over
|PLEASE STAY TO THE
|SIDE OF SKI TRACKS
Trip Coordinator Responsibilities:
Identify yourself as the Trip Coordinator at the meeting point and/or at the trail head.
Have participants complete "Trip Register" including emergency contact with telephone number. Communicate trip liability waver
The Trip Coordinator should remind participants of trail etiquette (ski to right, downhill skier has right-of-way).
Trip Coordinator should use a map of ski area to orient people to the route.
Trip Coordinator should inform participants when a lunch break can be expected and the ETA back to the vehicles.
Coordinator should identify a lead skier and the last skier. If enough people are on the outing, have a trouble shooter to
roam back and forth among the group.
The Coordinator should remain until all skiers return.
8. Return "Trip Register" to Outing Chair.
Trip Participant Responsibilities:
Contact trip coordinator before participating in any outing so they know who to expect at the meeting point and understand
the expected difficulty and duration of the trip.
Please participate in those outings that match your abilities. Understand that
trip difficulty and duration will be dependent on weather and snow conditions and on the abilities of the group.
Dress properly for the activity (Moisture wicking non-absorbing base layers and avoiding cotton base and insulation layers
that retain moisture. Dress in “layers” to avoid over heating.)
Share ride expenses.
Cooperate with the Trip Coordinator and participate in making and abiding with decisions affecting the safety and well being
of the group.
6. Participants should leave
an item at the side of the trail (or tell someone) if you must leave the route for any reason.
Carry safety and first aid equipment appropriate for the outing and expected weather conditions.
Types of Snowshoes
Steep slopes & ice Traction, maneuverability,
Un-groomed trails Floatation
Heavy loads Durability
Scaled down mountaineering/backcountry
Running stride Asymmetric (bindings on
Snowshoe Rentals Rogue Valley
More area = more flotation all things being equal
right size is the smallest shoe that will support your weight under most condition.
A litter bigger is better than too small.
Smaller shoes for:
high moisture snow
old cohesive granular snow
broken trails (DO NOT SNOWSHOE
ON SKI TRAILS)
Larger shoes needed for:
power fresh low density, low moisture snow
old un-cohesive granular snow
or un-broken trails
Types of bindings - free rotation, fixed roation
(and combination systems)
Free rotation (pivot rod)
rotation (pivot strap)
Tail drags, toe lifts with foot
Tail lifts with foot rotation
Easier trail breaking on fresh snow Reduced energy loss on packed
Better traction while climbing
Easier to back up
Comfort - How does it feel?
Fit - Minimal lateral movement, ball of foot over pivot
Ease of use - Does it hold adjustment (does not loosen
on the trail)
Cleats at heel and toe of foot (primary praction esp
Deck attachment, lacing to frame
Patterned plastic decks
[Whats next? Fishscales that let the shoe glide forward
but hold on climbs?]
Note that cleats work best going straight up or straight
down the fall line.
REST OF THE STORY
Boots - Water resistance, comfort with bindings
Gaiters keep snow out of boots
Layers for aerobic, heat generating activity
- Consider adjustable poles
Water & Food
Survival Gear (Ten essentials incl. First Aid)
Nylon cable ties
multi-purpose tool, Swiss army knife
cord, nylon webbing