Saturday, 8 January 2011

Snowshoeing in High Park

Every January, Single Horizons has a snowshoeing event and Gord and I have gone. We really enjoy it and afterward we always say we want to get our pair of snowshoes.

When we woke up to snow the morning, we were inspired to get some! So we headed over to Canadian Tire and they had a couple pair to choose from ... the traditional wooden kind or the newer lighter kind. I got the Powderidge Ladies Crest Snowshoe.

As we were driving home, we stopped at High Park to try them out.

There was lots of fresh snow.

We headed west and went along one of the trails that led to Grenadier Pond.

Grenadier Pond is frozen so we snowshoed on it on the fresh snow.

There were lots of people sliding down the hill.

We headed into the woods.

Right after this picture, I climbed a hill, slid in some leaves and went for a header. Ha!

We ended up by John and Jemima Howard's gravestone.

Then we made our way back to the car.

We were there almost two hours and snowshoed almost 4kms.

Though we weren't as spunky when we finished as when we started, we felt awesome!

Can't wait to do it again!


Sarah said...

It looks like you had a fun time and quite a workout!

kden said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the reminder about my blogoversary, I didn't even know.

Nice pictures. I have never showshoed before, it looks like a lot of fun. I'm not a cold weather fan but I bet you keep nice and warm while shoeing all over the place.

Teena in Toronto said...

Sister Sarah: It was a wicked workout. It will probably be an early night :)

Teena in Toronto said...

kden: I'm not a fan of the cold either. Brrr! It wasn't too bad today and we were bundled up.

Kay Dennison said...

Great photos and energy!!! Ohhh to be young again!!!!

Cindy said...

Hi Teena,
My husband and I are considering getting snowshoes, we looked at what Canadian Tire had. Would you recommend the ones that you purchased? If so, I will tell my hubby, we are looking for some kind of outdoor sport that we can enjoy together. I love walking, so snowshoeing looks like a lot of fun to me.
Great post. Kind of funny that there is a grave in that park, is it actually a graveyard?
Hugs, Cindy

Teena in Toronto said...

Re snowshoes, I like mine. I like Gord's too. His were $90 and mine were $120. Canadian Tire only had one pair like Gord's and he got them ... plus they were too long for me (I need 25 inch and his are 30 inch). Apparently the sporting goods stores have a good supply we wanted them RIGHT NOW ... ha!

As for the gravestone, the Howards had donated the park to Toronto. Their house is still in the park and their gravestone is across the street from it.

BetteJo said...

Stuff like that always look so hale and hearty and .. and .. cold!!!

Teresa said...

Sounds like a fun time. I barely left the house this weekend. Need to change that.