Snowshoe Building Course
- 6 - 9 p.m.
- Ages 14+
Let’s Build Snowshoes!
This winter, Linn County Conservation will offer the opportunity for you to build a pair of traditional snowshoes. Naturalist Chuck will lead this popular program, where these sets are created for hiking, unique gifts, or even decorations.
These evening sessions are held at Wickiup Hill Learning Center from 6 – 9 p.m. on December 10, 12, and 19. Attendance at all three lacing sessions is highly recommended for best results. With some time invested at home, kits can be completed around the New Year. Additional evenings will be needed to varnish the shoes at our Services Shop at 3173 Highway 13, Marion (corner of Highway 13 and County Home Road) in the days following snowshoe construction and between the Holidays. A minimum of three to four of these sessions will be required to varnish the shoes properly.
Participants must register on-line and pay by November 26 so kits can be ordered. The $225 class fee includes the cost of a snowshoe kit, a binding set and varnish for each participant. Registration is under Events at Linncountyparks.com. For more details and questions about options, call Chuck at 319-892-6485. Kit building typically requires the manual dexterity of someone high school age or older. Class size is limited.