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Extreme snowshoeing? Yes, please!

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Leave it up to us crazy Coloradans to turn anything into an extreme sport. Parallel parking, shadow puppetry, tax preparation -- you name it, we'll "extreme" it. The latest outlet for local adrenaline and bone-fracture junkies, it turns out, is snowshoeing. Yes, snowshoeing, that thing where you strap racquetball rackets to your feet and clomp around in the snow in what may seem to be the least extreme activity ever. Well, if you thought snowshoeing was ho-hum,

Bear Lake Snowshoe Extreme 2

, the super-slick video above, will set you straight. Filmed in Rocky Mountain National Park, it's the brainchild of Denverite Jay Walthall, aka "Dr. of Wax," who was also the creator of last year's classic film

Bear Lake Snowshoe Extreme

, which can be seen on his


. I don't know about you, but I'm ready to grab some racquetball rackets and get EXTREME.

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