Ecology North, along with the NWT Recreation and Parks Association and the Yellowknife Health and Social Services Authority, have declared today "Snowshoe to Work Day." This morning CBC ran a clip of some hardy souls tramping across Back Bay, so someone took up the challenge.
I did walk to work today, albeit sans snowshoes. There are times when they'd be useful going up the Franklin Avenue hill, but (mercifully) the sidewalks have been ploughed for the past few weeks.
My brand new high-tech snowshoes are down in the garage, waiting for me to give them a try. I, however, am waiting for the temperature to go above -30 and for the wind to die down before I venture out. We'll see what the weekend brings.