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Snowshoe and bogshoe trekking

Every new thing is a well-forgotten oldie. Walking on snowshoes is an exciting old way of moving. On the trek you will find out how it feels to move freely through deep snow, on the glass-smooth ice of a frozen lake or over the marsh landscape. Rest break and picnic beside a fire.
Snowshoes/ bogshoes enable moving in light snow, snowdrifts, on slippery slopes and glass-smooth lake surface. On bogshoes you can go to places that would be out of reach otherwise. In the Estonian territory boghoes were used for moving through swamps, bogs and snow already in olden times. Bogshoes were originally made of willow rods and leather.
Modern bogshoes and snowshoes are produced from modern materials (plastic and artificial leather). As opposed to the old-time snowshoes they can be quickly attached to the feet, and the joints make walking comfortable. Ice nails on the soles and claws in the toes ensure excellent traction.

The trips take place all year round.
Duration from 1.5 to 2.5 hours and distance 3 to 6 km. 

           
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Summer equipment:
 
Footwear: Water resistance, closed nose, strong heeled boots. Flats, open ended hiking boots and high heel shoes are not suitable, because we cant attach snowshoes to them. Its recomeended to wear thick socks so it holds your legs warm even if its wet.
Head covering: In snowshoeing hike its good to wear headscarf or hiking hat. This kind on hat gives you protection of sun, rain and bugs. On autumm and winter its reasonable to wear hat with beak. It protects your head, ears and nape from rain and cold wind. 
Handwear. Gloves are recommended when hikes are takeing place from september to april.
Other clothing. Waterproof sweater, jacket or slicker. Pair of extra socks and lace-up.
Small backpack for personal things.
 
Winter clothing and equipment
 
Footwear: Warm winterboots, warm socks.
Clothing: Warm underwear, sweater, wind and rainproof jacket, windproof headcover, warm gloves, scarf (to protect your face).
Other equipment:  Photo or video camera, sun classes, protective cream
 
For clothing its important to feel comfartable and it must protect you from cold and bad weather. Its important that your clothing is water and winterproof, but it must be breathable. 

Watch our 40 sec video about snowshoeing

 
 
 
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