I’ve never been on snowshoes. We had a pair hanging in our storage shed, so I decided to give it a go.
It’s a little tougher than I had thought. I imagined I would magically float on top of the snow and that’s not even close. The shoe decking (the fat part) acts as snow compressor and just mashes everything down under you. You can still sink pretty deep. I think I was in a few feet of snow and was sinking about a foot. Better than nothing, but still a lot of work.
Makes me wonder how the forest animals seem to do it so easily.