Since the season is upon us, I'm working on plans to venture into the realm of showshoe hiking up in the White to continue work on adding checkmarks to "The List."
Living in an area that really doesn't require one to own showshoes, I have relatively little experience... ok, no experience, with them. What little research I've done, I know that an individuals weight is a factor in the length of the shoe.
Given the many fine folks here that no doubt own a pair, or two, or three, of showshoes, that also hike in the same terrain that I intend to head out into, I'm interested in feedback and recommendations.
Using the online snowshoe wizard on the EMS site it comes up with a couple recommendations for me when selecting the "Steep Terrain" option. The MSR shoes are a very different frame than all the rest and I'm not sure what the "benefit" of that type over the others is.
Atlas 1230 / 1130
MSR Lightening Ascent 30
Crescent Moon Gold Series 10 / 17
Easton Artica Backcountry 30