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Snowshoeing in Mammoth

snowshoeing in Mammoth Look out Nike! What better way to explore winter and its beauty than on a set of snowshoes! No longer big and awkward, today's snowshoes are made out of lightweight, compact and maintenance-free materials.

Snowshoes enable summertime walkers and backpackers to pursue their favorite activities, photographers to capture that spectacular image, and bird watchers to observe an elusive species. A family oriented sport, snowshoeing enables people of all ages to comfortably tour the winter countryside at their own pace. No special techniques are required; if you can walk, you can snowshoe! It is just that simple.

Snowshoe Trails

Most all of the Forest is open to snowshoers. There are a handful of areas where snowshoeing is not permitted, due largely to the unique print snowshoes create along the trail. The snowmobile maps in our travel section show the trails as does the Blue Diamond Trail Guide. The winter recreation map is also available at the Visitor Center on Highway 203.

Kids on Snow ShoesSnowshoeing, like other outdoor winter activities, is a physical recreation. Dressing in layers provides the flexibility to shed clothing as necessary, and then add layers should the temperature or activity level drop. Waterproofed hiking boots, wool socks, a warm hat, gloves and sunglasses will all contribute to an enjoyable-rather than miserable-day on the trail. Always pack a detailed topographic map of the area, a compass, food and water. Be sure to tell a Forest Ranger or friend when you take off on one of the other cross country trails. Weather in Mammoth can change quickly and you could get caught in a storm. Be sure to check back in when you are finished.

Have fun, and remember that the Forest is protected lands, the only thing you can take in the Forest are pictures.

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