That said, of course you can use the Dual Tracs for hiking. They aren't a gimmickthey're perfectly bona fide, light snowshoes designed for the popular winter snow-racing circuit. In fact, they might work pretty well in snow typically found in the Washington Cascades"Cascades Concrete." But if you hit any soft stuff, you'd better be packing a periscope and snorkel as you're going to need both. That's double true if you want to do any winter camping, considering you'll be weighed down with an extra 40 to 50 pounds on your back. For their flotation and extra stability, I'd recommend you carry only one of the 10 Series snowshoes. It's a tradeoffmore float or less weight.
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