The Origins & Evolution of Mountain Snowshoes in N. America
Seattle Program Center
In a special lecture hosted by the Seattle Branch Snowshoe Committee, Professor Karl Lillquist from Central Washington University presents "The Post-World War II Origins and Evolution of Mountain Snowshoes and Mountain Snowshoeing in North America". In this research, Professor Lillquist has traced the development of "mountain" snowshoes-i.e., small, lightweight, aggressive, and synthetic composition snowshoes-decade by decade from their humble wood and rawhide roots to today's high tech models across North America's mountains. He approached his research from a scholarly aspect (including library research as well as interviews of snowshoe makers) as well as a applied aspect-i.e., Prof. Lillquist is also an avid backcountry snowshoer. Come join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about the history of the sport so many of us enjoy! This is a free event, but we will be accepting donations to the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center at the door. RSVPs are requested so that we will have an idea of how many attendees to expect.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
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