Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Sled down, 'shoe up

This Friday (Feb. 2), we're featuring a snowshoe-sledding combo at Mueller State Park in the Happy Trails column in Out There. I've heard from avid sledders that snowshoes might be a necessity if you're headed to Mueller to sled. There's so much snow there that it's hard to walk back up the hill after you've slid down. Sledding is especially good this year at two other locations up the pass: Meadow Wood Park in Woodland Park (gentle slope that empties onto sports fields), and a popular area off Rampart Range Road (a deep bowl that's more advanced, where someone has built up some ramps and jumps). To get to MeadowWood, take 24 west to Woodland; turn right on 67, then left on Evergreen Heights Drive. Park entrance is on your right. To get to the Rampart bowl, take 24 west to Woodland, turn right at McDonald's. Where the road forks, stay left and watch for sledding area.


zen said...

Any of you guys use Northern Lites snowshoes? What do you think of them?

Deb Acord said...

Never tried Northern Lites. We are Redfeather fans ever since we visited their factory years ago (when it was still in Leadville).