Anyone here ever tried snowshoeing? You know, strapping these things to your boots I did it today with a friend at a nearby forest preserve. I had never done it before, but it was actually a lot of fun. It's basically just like hiking through snow, but the snowshoes make it easier to walk over deep snow without sinking. Unfortunately we don't have real deep snow here, but it was a really good workout. Probably went about five miles and I was pretty beat afterward. Did a lot of walking off-trail and found some good hills to ski down. I'd definitely like to try it in the mountains sometime and do some winter ascents of some high peaks.