I've had a pair of snowshoes for a couple years now and had yet to try them out until this past Saturday. Perhaps if I wasn't still in hibernation mode and totally out of shape it wouldn't have been so exhausting, but it kicked my butt! I had a great time and it was a fun experience but maybe I should have tried a shorter hike for my first time out. I ended up meeting an amazing photographer out on the trail, Manuel @zone3photo His work is truly inspiring and it was a great honor to meet him, oh and I should thank him for cutting the trail or I probably wouldn't have made it as far as I did. So I only took this one photo on my hike at twilight as I took a rest before heading back home!