No one knows how the idea for the first snowshoes came about.
Gil Gilpatrick, Building Wooden Snowshoes & Snowshoe Furniture, 2001
Remember these snowshoes? I re-laced them with 1/8 inch nylon cord and mason's line last November and today was the first day I could really try them out! We received over 20inches of snow yesterday and last night, some times the snowfall rate was 4 inches an hour!
These snowshoes are a dream! They are about 2 pounds lighter per shoe, as compared to when they were laced with rawhide, now it's like walking air! Click here or on the book title above to learn more about Gil Gilpatrick's book on how to make snowshoes!
Our place this morning. I might try to get the Wrangler out this afternoon!
The gulch behind our house.
Our Australian shepherd, Josey, coming up the road.
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