Our Trails Q & A report visited Lake Carlos State Park this weekend.
Name: Wanda Swor
Occupation: Office Manager Lake Carlos State Park
Seen: Attending First Day Hike snowshoe event at Lake Carlos State Park
How often do you snowshoe: About 50 times a season
Gear: Five foot medium Ojibwe snowshoes made at the park, rubber roofing bindings.
Best Snowshoe experience: trail breaking in the Tamacac swamp area watching a fox run in the distance. No bad experience.
Favorite Time: At dawn or dusk because the woods becomes magical, hoar frost or snow hanging on the branches is beautiful, fresh snow always beautiful just before sunrise.
Trail treat: I avoid bringing processed or wrapped food into the woods. I like a hot chocolate after snowshoeing.
Advice: Don’t be afraid of the cold, get out and have fun. Don’t overdress. Your being physically active and something like a snowmobile suit can be too much.
With $1,000: Take a friend to the Rockies or the Smoky Mountains to snowshoe.
Goals: I want to snowshoe as long as I can.