Also called: Cross Country, Trail, Alaska or Pickerel
|58||10 x 46 in||5.25 lbs||125 - 250 lbs|
Built with two tightly fit cross-bars tenons and a round nose, the U.S. is a really narrow snowshoe but extra long to offer maximum flotation. The narrow form allows for a use similar to skis, to explore plains and open fields. The model was built in the American territory where taller trees allowed the fabrication of a really long snowshoe with a single piece of wood; in Northern Canada where trees were smaller, the Ojibwa was built with two shorter pieces of wood. The heavy duty lacing is ideal for spring time conditions and wet snow.