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Urban Snowshoe Lacing Workshop coming to Gooseberry Falls

Oct 28, 2019 11:44AM ● By Editor
Photo:  MN DNR

From the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources - October 28, 2019

Designed for the 'urban' trails that abound in cities and county park systems, the urban snowshoe is lightweight and includes a binding with cleats for those icy patches. Lace your own snowshoes in this two-day hands-on and rewarding workshop. Learn which knots to use and how to weave the two areas of decking onto the frame. Experienced instructors will provide assistance for you to lace your own pair of Urban-style snowshoes. This workshop (recommended for ages 10 and up with an adult) will consist of two consecutive day sessions from 9am to 4pm at the Visitor Center. 

The urban snowshoe frames are aircraft-grade 6061-T6 aluminum. The traditional lacing patterns in the super-strong, super-light material are simple and quickly finished. A quick-adjust binding is included. 

***Participants must attend both days.

The cost is a $100 registration fee. This fee includes the snowshoe kit, bindings, materials and instruction, along with coffee, tea, and snacks. Varnish are not included. Lunch will not be provided for the weekend workshop, so attendees should bring a sack lunch. Workshop has a minimum of 6 participants and a maximum of 12 participants.

Class size is limited and pre-registration is required by November 8th to ensure materials arrive in time. Snowshoe sizes are small (ages 8 to light adults, up to 120 pounds), medium (up to 180 pounds), and large (over 180 pounds). Call Gooseberry Falls 218 595-7108 or visit the Park's online Events Calendar for more info. Send us an email ([email protected]) or stop in at the Visitor Center to reserve your spot.

Location 
Gooseberry Falls State Park
Date
Nov. 16, 2019 to Nov. 17, 2019 
Time
9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 
Directions
13 miles northeast of Two Harbors on Hwy. 61.
More Information
Contact Park Naturalist at 218-595-7108 or by email at [email protected].
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