I’ve been caching since 2006 through all seasons and all weather. My favourite time to cache is the fall. No bugs, no snow, no sweat, it’s just a great time to cache. Unfortunately it’s winter that follows fall and with it comes snow. Some places get more snow than others. We had a lot of snow last year so I decided to get myself a snow shovel. If you are going to get a snow shovel now is the time to get one.
Below is a gallery of images with descriptions of what I like about each type of shovel and what I would recommend for caching. Click the images for a description.
In the winter I switch to a larger pack so that I can carry more tools of the trade. In addition to a snow shovel you might also want to add goggles for windy days, walking poles, and traction aids for your boots. I also have gators for my boots to help keep out the deeper snow. If it’s really deep snow I have snow shoes. Caching in the Great White North can be a bit trickier in the winter but it’s certainly doable and enjoyable.