I think I need new snowshoes. My old snowshoes have served me well for 15 years, but they are showing their age. A plastic clip that holds the straps in place behind the foot is broken on both. Some metal parts are rusty. They are too heavy, compared to similar snowshoes that are available today. The buckles are clumsy and almost impossible to work with gloves on. They tend to squeak when I walk. But old and a little bit broken as they may be, they still serve me. I hiked from Högsta Hållan to Livsäterån and de-toured back over Skarvruet. Stood on top of the little peak and enjoyed a day with no wind, so the -10 degrees didn’t feel cold at all.
Maybe I will do some skiing tomorrow. And order new snowshoes.