If I were granted the wish to snap my fingers and be one place on the planet to go for a snowshoe run, it would be Antarctica. Who knows, maybe someday? In the meantime, we have family who are going there next week, and we’re excited to hear all the details of their trip.
Snowshoe Magazine contributor Debbie McKeown (Derrick’s sister), and her husband Jack are eagerly anticipating this trip of a lifetime. Debbie and Jack have traveled many places over the years, and have had some incredible adventures along the way – trekking in Nepal, hut-to-hut hiking in Iceland and climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, to name a few.
Here’s one of Debbie’s articles featured on Snowshoemag.com: https://www.snowshoemag.com/view_content.cfm?content_id=240
Some of the preparations that we have been hearing about for this trip include: amassing facts and trivia about the continent (Did you know there are parts of Antarctica where there has never been ANY precipitation in recorded history?); purchasing rubber fishing boots for plunging into the frigid waters when going ashore; mentally and medically preparing for potential bouts of seasickness in crossing the Drake Passage; and engaging in heated battles with their trip-mate friends over who will be the first to set foot on the White Continent (Debbie is insisting she is the only suitable candidate for this awesome responsibility, but Jack feels otherwise).
But the best thing is…. just in case they have opportunity to take them out for a spin, these crazy California-based Canucks are packing their Dual Tracs! It doesn’t get much cooler than that!