Well… almost a full moon. Technically, Saturday’s moon will be a 100% waxing gibbous, which means Sunday is the true full moon. Little trivia factoid… The word Gibbous first appeared in the 14th century and has it’s roots in the Latin word “gibbosus” meaning humpbacked.
So we will be enjoying the light of a humpbacked moon on Saturday night’s Ellicottville snowshoe tour through the woods above Holiday Valley.
The tour will begin at 5:30pm from Adventure Bound. We have snowshoes available to rent. Please e-mail or call in advance to reserve snowshoes as we are sure to have a high demand for rentals for the moonlight hike. Snowshoes can be rented for $14.99. Snowshoes and poles can be rented for $19.99. All gear rentals are due back by 5:00pm on Sunday.
Adventure Bound also has a full range of MSR Snowshoes for sale if you are in the market for a new pair of snowshoes:
The MSR’s entry-level Evo snowshoes remain a favorite of snowshoers around the world, delivering MSR’s legendary dependability, built for the trail.
The MSR Lightning Explore is a women’s-specific performance snowshoe that is designed for moving fast over snow. Packed with MSR’s latest technologies, the Women’s Lightning Explore snowshoes represent a giant leap in snowshoeing performance, ease and comfort.
The MSR Revo Explore is built upon the rugged ExoTract™ deck, bringing an unrivaled level of comfort. The new HyperLink™ bindings make the Revo Explore the perfect choice for extended snowshoe adventures.
The MSR Evo Ascent is designed for use with confidence on steep terrain. That confidence starts with MSR’s ExoTract™ deck, which combines external steel teeth for gripping the contours of any slope, with supreme durability, and the torsional flex of plastic for excellent purchase.
The MSR Shift snowshoe is engineered for adventurous preteens, providing them with the same performance and features of MSR’s adult shoes for maximum fun and safety while snowshoeing.
The MSR Tyker is a kid-sized version of MSR’s strong, reliable Denali™ snowshoes. These easy-to-use snowshoes are intended for children who weigh up to 90 pounds (41 kg). They feature steel crampons and kid-friendly molded traction bars for great all-around traction and added safety.
We also have a nice selection of MSR hiking poles with snowshoe baskets. The Flight series is a light weight hiking pole that comes in both Flight 2 Section or Flight 3 Section versions. The Deploy is MSR’s trigger-release pole. The trigger-release allows the user to extend or contract the pole with one hand, keeping mittens or gloves on. The Deploy is also available in Deploy 2 Section or Deploy 3 Section.
If you already have snowshoes and would like to meet us at Holiday Valley, we will be leaving from the far upper lot (past the “no parking” signs) at 6:00pm. The hike will culminate in a fire with hot cocoa and a snack. The total time round-trip will be approximately 2 hours.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the shop at 716-217-4047 to register for the hike so we know how many people are joining us for our Ellicottville snowshoeing adventure!