While this website is in support of my photographic art, I occasionally review non-photographic equipment which I have found to be exemplar when used in conjunction with making pictures in the wild. During the winters in the Western Upper Peninsula of Michigan, it is not uncommon to receive over 300 inches of snow annually. As a result, landscape photography without snowshoes would be an onerous, if not impossible task. Last year, I purchased a pair of Northern Lites Backcountry shoes, which have worked admirably, especially in deep powder or for bushwacking and making an initial trail. Many times, however, this model is overkill, most notably on trails that are already walked down. For just this reason, my recent purchase of Northern Lites Race snowshoes fills the gap and allows for even running, if necessary. Designed to meet the ultralight rigors of snowshoe racing, these shoes weigh only 32 oz. per pair and measure 8 x 20 (not much longer than my boots). They are especially suited for maneuvering around the tripod and turning in tight areas. Highly recommended for the Northwoods landscape photographer.
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