If you’re someone who loves the outdoors you know how much we owe to John Muir, the man referred to as the father of our national parks. In a letter to his sister he once wrote “The mountains are calling and I must go”. He was telling her what we all know, when you love to explore, you NEED to explore.
Here in New England there’s no shortage of callers. There really is an embarrassment of riches when it comes to scenery. I do my best to answer as often as I can. Winter always got in the way of that in the past. Skiing and snowboarding are great, but much less frequent than hikes in the warmer months.
Last year a good friend of mine took me snowshoeing and it changed that seasonal dynamic. It was a short trail on a freezing day by the Saco River in New Hampshire, and I was hooked. I wish I had realized that my sunglasses fogging was something that would happen. But anytime you’re out and active in the cold and bundled up fog is going to pay a visit.
If you hear that call and you’ve never tried snowshoeing you owe it to yourself to do it. Use some Sven Can See gel or spray before you go and enjoy a day of pure outdoor bliss fog free. It’s an easy way to prevent anything getting between you and your adventure. Get out and explore!