(This originally appeared in Snowshoe Magazine.)
Snowshoeing at night is an activity not to be missed. Under a full moon, the snow sparkles and the quiet solitude is emphasized. As peaceful as a daylight snowshoe adventure can be, nightshoeing is much more.
Before you head into the mountains there are some things to think about.
Of course, you’ll need snowshoes. Some use poles, too. You’ll also need a light source. Consider a headlamp for hands-free operation. Since the snow will reflect the light far more efficiently than plants or rock will, you’ll find you don’t need as powerful a light as when you’re hiking at night. Remember to bring extra batteries, though. Unless the moon is bright, you’ll need that light to get home safely.
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