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Highslide JS
Mt. Rainier, Washington 1942
Highslide JS
Camp Hale, Colorado 1943
Highslide JS
Riva Ridge, Italy 1945

Snowshoe, Trail, Type II

  Developed, tested, and adopted in 1944, the Type II trail snowshoe may have not been produced until the late 1940's. Many examples exist that are dated 1949 to 1953, but do any exist that are dated 1944 or 1945?  Finding a World War II period Type II snowshoe would prove they were made, so if you have, or know of, a surviving example, please let me know.

The side rails can be either solid or laminated wood.  Note the triangular wooden gusset that easily marks this as a Type II Trail Snowshoe.

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