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In the past 4,000 years, the snowshoe has evolved from solid, flat pieces of wood used to trudge through frozen Central Asia to the “tennis racquet” type fashioned by Native Americans to the lightweight state-of-the-art shoes used today for recreation. But snowshoes have never been what you might call “trendy.” Perhaps not, until now. Swept up in the one positive effect of the pandemic effect—the  boost given to social distanced outdoor pursuits—snowshoeing is poised to follow suit as a wintertime substitute for hiking. If you can walk, you can snowshoe, and compared with just about every other outdoor recreation, gear is inexpensive and minimal: just snowshoes and, …
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