Benefits of Snowshoeing:
- Nature Therapy
- Forest bathing
2 things made Snowshoeing easier on my 2nd try:
- 1-Choose a snowshoe not too big
- 2-Use walking sticks (with snow basket)
Biru-san, our snow forest guide, said:
*use waterproof winter jacket & pants
*waterproof winter boots only
*mind the Left and Right snowshoe.
*put boot far into snowshoe
*tighten top straps until VERY snug
*fasten backstrap very securely
Here we are at White Koala, a bed and breakfast in Furano, Hokkaido. They offer snow activities during winter, and fishing/ hiking during summer. They have winter gear for rent, a lot of indoor entertainment for kids, souvenirs for sale, snowmobile or snowshoe activities for winter, and hiking and fishing for summer!!!
Here is a look at the interiors while the gang gets instructions on their snow gear:
Everyone has their waterproof winter-warm gear on.
Biru-san’s instructions on donning your snowshoes:
And off we went.