Crescent Moon Accessory Sale!
15% Off Trekking Poles and Headlamps! As the end of hiking season approaches, take advantage of this trekking pole and headlamp sale and gear up for the fast upcoming winter season while getting...Read Blog
Must Have Snowshoe Accessories
Our mission is to make the worlds best snowshoes and provide our friends, and new friends - customers - with a world class outdoor experience no matter where you live. Snowshoes are the obvious n...Read Blog
The Best Snowshoeing in the Northwest Territories
The vast Northwest Territories of Canada encompass some of the most stirring wilderness in North America and the Northern Hemisphere in general. Encompassing more than 400,000 square miles yet home...Read Blog
What is Snowshoe Art?
Snowshoe art is created by walking in specific patterns in the snow to create beautiful designs or pictures that can be viewed from above. Although a relatively new art form, it has nonetheless cap...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Nunavut
Some of the starkest scenery and most incredible wilderness on the planet reside within the vast and convoluted bounds of Nunavut, Canada’s newest territory (established only in 1999) and one of it...Read Blog
Fundamentals of Snowshoeing Safety
The winter landscapes that snowshoers explore (with their Crescent Moons, of course) are beautiful, but they’re also potentially fraught. A number of the primary risks outdoors people face year-rou...Read Blog
Do You Need a Heel Lift for Your Snowshoes?
If you are looking for a fun activity that will allow you to enjoy the outdoors to the fullest during the winter, then you might have heard about snowshoeing. When you look outside of your window,...Read Blog
What Is An Avalanche Probe?
If you plan to take a trip into the backcountry, you may need to carry an avalanche probe. Ultimately, many people love to enjoy the winter weather, including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, and...Read Blog
What Are The Best Boots and Shoes For Hiking?
If you are trying to choose the right hiking boots or hiking shoes, consider this something of a matchmaking process. Depending on the temperature, the terrain, and skill level, the right hiking bo...Read Blog
Best Places in Canada for a Snowshoeing Getaway
Canada’s the great Northland of North America (though, of course, you’d want to slot Alaska and Greenland in there as well) and one of the best places in the world to play around and snowshoe in th...Read Blog
Fishing and Hunting with Crescent Moon
Hunting and fishing are beloved sports that require the right tools to ensure a person's safety and convenience. Be geared up with a Crescent Moon headlamp, trekking poles and a t...Read Blog
Foam Snowshoe Care And Cleaning
The sun is setting on another snowshoe season, and we have one final task to complete to ensure that our foam snowshoes will last for seasons to come. As sad as we are to put our snowshoes away f...Read Blog
Best Hikes In the US to See Fall Colors
The fall months are a great time of the year for hiking. One of the most beautiful things to see on hikes across the United States during the fall months is the foliage’s changing colors. Regardles...Read Blog
Best Hiking Trails in the United States
We’ll boldly claim that the six hiking trails spotlighted below are not only some of the finest in the United States but in the world. Calling these the very best in the country is a stretch, only...Read Blog
Best hikes in Colorado
Colorado is one of the best states for hiking and enjoying the outdoors in general. You have many different options to choose from if you're looking for a great hike in the state. Whether you're lo...Read Blog
Best Hiking Trails in Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park, the centerpiece of the “Crown of the Continent” Ecosystem in the U.S. Northern Rockies, is famed the world over for its exceptional, ice-carved scenery. (The “glacier” in the...Read Blog
Snowshoeing With Your Dog
Is there anything better than bringing your best (four-legged) buddy snowshoeing with you? The short answer’s no. But hitting the winter trails or cross-country circuits with your dog takes some real...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Newfoundland & Labrador
Spectacular landscapes (and seascapes), plenty of snow, long winters: Those are some key ingredients for snowshoeing awesomeness, and Newfoundland and Labrador most definitely check the boxes. Here...Read Blog
Cache In on Geocaching—On Snowshoes!
Hunting for treasure has fascinated people throughout the ages. The search for riches of all kinds has had people looking across the globe for goodies unknown. Today, technology has eased access to...Read Blog
20% OFF SPRING ACCESSORY SALE
Accent your snowshoe experience with some of the most talked about snowshoe accessories. From hiking poles to carrying bags, these lightweight products can add just what you need to improve your...Read Blog
Snowshoes For Ice Fishing
There is nothing better than a day on the ice doing what you love. Ice fishing is an activity that many who live in the colder climates enjoy and can be easy to do with just some basic equipment. I...Read Blog
Snowboarding Snowshoe Kit
Snowboarding has been gaining popularity for many years now, and like most sports, people are trying new things and going to new heights to make it more exciting. Backcountry snowboarding is gettin...Read Blog
Vehicle Safety Winter Snowshoe Kit
If you live in the northern part of the states, or in the mountains where snow can become an issue, you should have a vehicle safety kit packed in your trunk area. Flat tires, spins outs, accidents...Read Blog
Ice Fishing Snowshoe Kit
Ice fishing is an activity enjoyed by many in the colder states where fun requires a bit of an adventurous spirit. Those who ice fish know what they need to get out there and try to catch fish. But...Read Blog
Avalanche Snowshoe Kit
An avalanche is something anyone who is snowshoeing in the backcountry or the mountains needs to be acutely aware of. Before you head out on a snowshoeing adventure, you need to make sure you have...Read Blog
Best Places in the USA for a Snowshoeing Getaway
From the Catskills’ ledged woods to the moose- and mountain goat-roamed wilderness of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains, the United States is well endowed with world-class snowshoeing destinations. The sc...Read Blog
How Do You Use An Avalanche Probe?
If you plan on going skiing, snowboarding, or snowshoeing in the near future, you need to make sure that you place safety first. In addition to wearing the right clothing and footwear, it is also e...Read Blog
Kids Foam Snowshoe Activities
Kids foam snowshoes don't get much more straightforward or more intuitive than hook and loop! The Velcro-like material is “military-grade,” specifically designed to resist snow and ice buildup. The...Read Blog
Avalanche Safety for Snowshoers
For a snowshoer in rugged, high-relief terrain, avalanches are a real cause for concern. These mighty snow slides are nothing to take lightly: Nearly 30 people a year are killed by avalanches in th...Read Blog
2021 Snowshoe Races
2021 is going to be a different winter for many of us, but there are still some epic options for outdoor fun that is safe and gets your body moving. If you have never participated in a snowshoe race,...Read Blog
Foam Snowshoes For Ice Fishing
There is nothing better than a day on the ice doing what you love. Ice fishing is an activity that many who live in the colder climates enjoy and can be easy to do with just some basic equipment. I...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe In Norway
Norway’s not only one of the great winter destinations in Europe: It’s one of the world’s great winter destinations. That’s on account of all sorts of ingredients: staggering scenery, from those fa...Read Blog
What to Wear While Snowshoeing: Layering
Winter is going to be here before you know it, so there’s no better time to start getting your list ready for the layers you’re going to need to wear on your snowshoeing trips. Winter hats, socks,...Read Blog
3 Tips on Snowshoeing in Spring Conditions
What's not to like about this simple pleasure Snowshoeing in spring is a wonderful thing and if you're new to the idea then welcome to the best time to get outside and enjoy yourself in the snow....Read Blog
Evaluating Avalanche Terrain While Snowshoeing
Snowshoers in steep country always need to be avalanche-savvy. Avalanches are the kind of danger that are extremely easy to disregard if you’ve never experienced one (or taken the time to educate y...Read Blog
Snowshoe Adventures, Ski Goggles, and Prescription Ski Goggle Inserts
Crescent Moon has been making snowshoes for 22 years and the only one to make a snowshoe made of expandable polymer - the same material used in every running and athletic shoe in the world. But we...Read Blog
Hunting with Snowshoes
Hunting with Snow Shoes - Episode DescriptionYour listening to the sporting Life podcast brought to you by the Outdoor Group Inc. a passionate sporting life Company for the passionate sporting life...Read Blog
Snowshoes are fantastic accessories for the mountains: They provide welcome assistance to climbers navigating their way to technical routes and could be the only footwear necessary for general, non...Read Blog
Where Else Can You Buy Crescent Moon Snowshoes?
Crescent Moon Snowshoes are a must-have for this snowshoe season, and we'd like to highlight some of the small businesses that sell them. 2020, a year like no other, has found a focus on shopping smal...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe In Michigans UP
Spectacular Great Lakes coastlines, Midwestern wilderness of the rawest kind, abundant and visible wildlife—oh, and some of the most snow-clobbered terrain in the country: The Upper Peninsula (U.P....Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Lower Michigan
Lower Michigan may not be quite the vast snow kingdom that the UP becomes in winter, but that doesn’t mean it’s not a stellar place to strap on your Crescent Moon foam snowshoes. With many out...Read Blog
Best Places To Snowshoe in Alaska
If you are looking for the best places to snowshoe, you know that Alaska should not be missed. The weather throughout the year makes this one of the most beautiful places in the world for those who...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Idaho
From the Northern Rocky Mountains to the edge of the Great Basin’s sagebrush sea, from the brink of Hells Canyon to the western ramparts of the Yellowstone Plateau, Idaho tempts outdoor lovers all...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Oregon
Few states pack in as much sheer scenic variety as Oregon, and snowshoeing here is top-notch. The Oregon landscape ranges from sagebrush steppe and greasewood desert to temperate rainforest and oak...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Wisconsin
From the prairies and oak savannas of the south to the great “North Woods,” Wisconsin tempts snowshoers with wonderfully varied Upper Midwestern landscapes—and, maybe, needless to say, quite a bit...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Montana
Big Sky Country happens to be primo snowshoeing country, too. Montana’s world-famous scenery—which ranges from the boundless prairie and fossil-jammed badlands to spectacular Rocky Mountain heights...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe In Wyoming
Wyoming’s wide-open spaces encompass a superabundance of world-class mountain ranges, some of the nation’s largest and most varied populations of big mammals, and—not least because of an average el...Read Blog
How Far Should You Expect To Sink In Snowshoes.
The morning is crisp, the air is so clean and clear you feel like you can see forever into the blue sky and the deep woods, but you go out to adventure and sink right down into the powder. No problem,...Read Blog
How to Run in Snowshoes
Even if you’re a dedicated snowshoer—or a dedicated road and trail runner—you may or may not be aware of the booming popularity of snowshoe running. Whether you’re looking to compete in organized r...Read Blog
Great Snowshoe Treks in US National Parks
If you are looking for the top places in the country to go snowshoeing, then look no further than national parks. National parks are protected areas in the United States that are perfect for everyo...Read Blog
Tips for Backcountry Snowshoeing
Snowshoes are just about the most useful and versatile means of travel in the winter backcountry of snowy climates. They may not be as swift as cross-country skis, but they allow you to traverse ne...Read Blog
Why Wear Snowshoes?
When it comes to snowshoeing, many people look at snowshoes for the first time and realize they are shaped oddly. They don’t look like shoes, but they also don’t look like skis? Why are they design...Read Blog
What Pants Should Be Worn for Snowshoeing?
When it comes to a day spent snowshoeing, everyone needs to plan accordingly. While everyone likes to focus on the shoes, it is also essential to wear the right pants. Many people don’t realize the...Read Blog
Tracking Wildlife While Snowshoeing
One of the great pleasures of snowshoeing is the chance to see the tracks and traces of wildlife while out on a trek. A snowy landscape offers the best overall conditions for seeing an animal sign....Read Blog
How Much Snow do you Need to Snowshoe?
Snowshoeing is a great way to experience everything the outdoors have to offer, particularly during the winter. During the late part of the fall and early part of spring, people might look outside,...Read Blog
Snowshoe Tips and Techniques
One of the absolute joys of snowshoeing is the accessibility and simplicity of the pastime: As the old (and sturdy) saying goes, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. Snowshoeing is an all-age type of...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Ontario, Canada
Mighty winter snowfall and an excellent network of parks and trails make Ontario a fabulous destination to snowshoe: one of North America’s best. Floating along in your Crescent Moon snowshoes, you...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe In British Columbia
If you are looking for new areas to explore while snowshoeing, you need to look at the area around British Columbia. Vancouver is one of the top places in the world to go snowshoeing; however, the...Read Blog
Incredible Winter Views to Reach on Snowshoes in Canada
It can’t be an exaggeration to say that Canada boasts some of the world’s most spectacular wintertime scenery. After all, this is a northern country with no shortage of the white stuff, stunning mo...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Manitoba, Canada
Manitoba’s huge province covers not just a lot of ground, but a lot of tremendously varied ground: prairies and broadleaf woods, seemingly endless boreal forest, granite uplands, and countless lake...Read Blog
Six Incredible Winter Views to Reach on Snowshoes in the United States
We may be a little biased, but the winter season serves up the finest scenery of all in North America if you ask us. Whether skyscraping peaks frosted in the sunshine, deep-drifted forests, or ice-...Read Blog
Take a Hike - Snow or No Snowshoes!
Hiking is the no-snow, warm weather version of snowshoeing, and vice versa of course. The American Hiking Society has a great site to visit and find out more about hiking, which in the winter, we l...Read Blog
How To Stay On The Map With or Without Snowshoes
It’s fall and there are just a few days left before the first big snowstorms arrive. It’s your last opportunity to get in a few hikes to see the fall colors before the change of season. Most snowsh...Read Blog
Trail Etiquette When Snowshoeing
There is so much to enjoy when it comes to snowshoeing. However, as with any activity, there are a few rules—in this case, trail etiquette—that you should always keep in mind. Some apply to the peo...Read Blog
Springtime Snowshoeing - Best Places and Better Deals
Springtime is perhaps the best time to break out your snowshoes and snowshoeing equipment. Solitude on snowshoes – Head to your favorite resort this spring! With long, warm days and most ski ar...Read Blog
What is the attraction to Snowshoeing?
Snowshoeing is one of the fastest growing and most popular winter outdoor activities in North America and Europe, according to information recently published by Snowsports Industries of America (SI...Read Blog
Combating Winter Laziness & Weight Gain
The winter season can be a difficult one when it comes to weight management. The roads and trails we usually use to jog tend to be covered in snow and nearly inaccessible in the usual manner. It’s imp...Read Blog
What is the best entry level snowshoe on the market?
Eva foam snowshoes are certainly the most unique offering in the category and may be the best entry level snowshoe on the market because it is the only one that doesn’t require, or rely upon a pivo...Read Blog
Do Snowshoes Have a Left and Right?
When buying snowshoes, it can be common to wonder if there is a left and right snowshoes just like with other footwear. If you purchase universal snowshoes, both snowshoes will fit on either your l...Read Blog
Is snowshoeing good exercise?
If you want to stay in shape this winter, consider snowshoeing. Snowshoeing is an impressive workout that can burn about 500 calories an hour. This is about twice as many as walking and about the s...Read Blog
Best Places to Snowshoe in Colorado
Colorado is one of the most beautiful states in the country. It is known for its clean air, gorgeous outdoors, and ample access to mountains, hiking trails, kayaking, and more. One of the most popu...Read Blog
What Size Snowshoes Do I Get?
Getting the right snowshoe size will make all the difference in your experience. Just like with other outdoor equipment, snowshoes can be designed with a different purposes and the number of differ...Read Blog
What Kind of Shoes Do You Wear Snowshoeing?
Snowshoes come in different types for the terrain and your boots and other gear should match your specific snowshoe model. For challenging terrain, rigid and sturdy boots work well. Crescent Moon&n...Read Blog
Is Snowshoeing Really Harder Than Hiking?
The snowshoe has allowed humans much more mobility during times when the snow piles up and trekking even the small distance across the yard feels like a chore. While snowshoes make walking in the s...Read Blog
How To Properly Wear Snowshoes
When it comes to snowshoeing, this is a great sport that allows people to not only enjoy plenty of exercise but also see everything the outdoors has to offer. While hiking boots are useful to a poi...Read Blog
Can You Wear Running Shoes With Snowshoes?
When you’re tromping about on a typical snowshoe hike, you’ll likely be wearing waterproof hiking boots or insulated winter boots. Those heavy-duty kicks, though, aren’t going to get you very far (...Read Blog
Why Were The First Snowshoes Invented: An Evolution Of Snowshoeing
When people think about snowshoeing today, they often think about a fantastic winter sport that also provides plenty of exercise as people get out in the wilderness and experience the outdoors; how...Read Blog
How Far Should You Expect To Sink In Snowshoes?
The morning is crisp, the air is so clean and clear you feel like you can see forever into the blue sky and the deep woods, but you go out to adventure and sink right down into the powder. No probl...Read Blog
Best Places To Snowshoe In Nova Scotia
Those who are looking for a great place to go snowshoeing need to look no farther than Nova Scotia. The Halifax region is a glorious place for everyone who loves to go snowshoeing. While the cool t...Read Blog
How To Properly Snowshoe
When it comes to winter sports, people often think about skiing and snowboarding; however, one of the most underrated activities is snowshoeing. When snowshoeing started thousands of years ago, thi...Read Blog
Are Snowshoes Good On Ice?
For those who love the sport of snowshoeing, they know that this is a great way to get outside, see the wilderness, and explore the beauty of the mountains during the winter; however, as anyone who...Read Blog
How Do Snowshoes Keep You From Sinking?
When someone steps foot outside and takes a look at the new snow that has graced the ground, the feeling of excitement starts to build. This is a great time to get out and start snowshoeing. As peo...Read Blog
The Top Snowshoeing Trails in Vermont
Vermont is known for its outdoor beauty. There are people who come to Vermont from all over the world just to bask under the blue sky and enjoy the smell and taste of fresh air. One of the best way...Read Blog
Snowshoeing in the Sand
Cold weather sports are great; however, like skiing, snowboarding, and bobsledding, the warm weather will soon bring an end to this season’s era of snowshoeing. It is normal for people to get sad w...Read Blog
Snowshoe Trail Running
When someone finds out about the mountains, one of the first questions they seem to ask everyone is whether or not they ski. Sure, skiing is a great outdoor sport; however, there is another enduran...Read Blog
Can You Use Poles While Showshoeing?
There are plenty of ways to enjoy the great outdoors and one of the most popular is snowshoeing. For those who live in the mountains, there might be snow on the ground for six months out of the yea...Read Blog
The soaring, streaked, and sky-shredding peaks of the Canadian Rockies—the Main and Front ranges of them, specifically—give Banff National Park in Alberta some of the most glorious scenery in the w...Read Blog
Is Snowshoeing Dangerous?
Snowshoeing is about as accessible, easy, and beginner-friendly a winter sport as can be. As the saying goes, if you can walk, you can snowshoe. It also, generally speaking, is very safe. If you’re...Read Blog
A Guide To Snowshoeing Uphill
Among the possible ways to explore the outdoors, there is little that can compare to snowshoeing. This a great way to not only get some exercise but also gaze at the wonders of nature. For those wh...Read Blog
Snowshoeing is, all things considered, an extremely safe winter activity when undertaken with proper preparation and common-sense caution. It’s an activity open to an amazingly wide swath of ages a...Read Blog
How Many Calories Do You Burn Snowshoeing for an Hour?
Let’s face it. Bitter northland winters can make you feel old, sad, inactive and downright flabby if you let them. But here’s the deal. It doesn’t have to stay that way. You may not be able to be...Read Blog
The Top Five Essential Snowshoe Safety Tips
There are lots of ways to enjoy the snow; however, one of the most popular is snowshoeing. This is a fantastic way to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors, clean air, blue skies, and everything the mou...Read Blog
Snowshoeing Trails in Washington State
Washington State can easily lay claim to some of the best snowshoeing in the country: The mountain-scape scenery is breathtaking, and a typical winter season serves up some legitimately epic snow p...Read Blog
Snowshoe West Virginia: Where to Go
Royally rugged West Virginia comes dominated by the Allegheny Plateau and the Allegheny Mountains of the Appalachian Plateaus Province and the Valley-and-Ridge Province (and a bit of the Blue Ridge...Read Blog
Snowshoe Running and Races
There is nothing quite like a crisp winter afternoon with the sun bright on your shoulders, the snow soft underfoot, and the trees glistening as you prepare for a run that will help you keep the wi...Read Blog
Anatomy of Snowshoes
If you try to walk through a few meters of freshly fallen snow in boots or tennis shoes then your feet will sink through the snow. However, if you were to strap on a pair of snowshoes, you could ea...Read Blog
How Do You Snowshoe for Beginners
There are a number of reasons to go snowshoeing. It’s a great winter exercise, it’s a great social activity, and it's affordably priced winter activity. With a little bit of research, you will find...Read Blog