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Fun, freedom and fitness draw more people into snowshoeing

A look at the three 'F's' of snowshoeing

10:59 PM, Jan. 25, 2013

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Les Schwartz has been snowshoeing so long, he can't recall when he started.

"Hmmm, I can't quite remember," the 78-year-old Schofield man said when asked the question recently. "It was many years ago. For a long time, I used the old-fashioned wood ones, you know with the catgut webbing?"

Several years ago, Schwartz made the switch to the modern, lighter, metal-framed style of snowshoes, and he has never looked back. Now, when the weather cooperates, he'll typically go for a snowshoe hike a few times a week on Rib Mountain, blazing his own trails, scrambling over rocks. For Schwartz, snowshoes ...

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