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PostPosted: Tue May 22, 2007 11:34 pm    Post subject: Trail Breaking in Snow Reply with quote

When traveling through deep snow in a party, take turns breaking trail, working for about 10 or 15 minutes each. When it's time to switch the trail breaker steps aside, the number 2 person takes over at the front, each memeber of the party steps up one position, and the original trail breaker steps in at the rear, enjoying the easiest traveling to rest up for a spell.

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Submitted by: Swanny - swanny@norwestcompany.com on September 28, 2001

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What if you are the only one on the trail? Just you and the trail ahead.
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, when you're on your own you're on your own. Remember that the historical North West Company's motto was "Perseverance". Take advantage of game trails that may be going your direction whenever possible - but for the most part you're going to have to break that trail one step at a time.

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 07, 2008 11:33 am    Post subject: One word for ya, Reply with quote

I got just one word for ya, Snowshoes. And Faber makes really good traditional ones.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

fredman wrote:
What if you are the only one on the trail? Just you and the trail ahead.


Usually if I am alone I have ample time to just randomly wander. I use game trails then. Deer trails have been pretty good in the past, but with the extermination of the whitetail deer herd in PA the trails aren't as well beaten.

Other than that avoid open meadows and open timber when you can. The hemlock forests here in PA allow you to travel fairly well when the rest of the woods are knee deep with snow.
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