92-year-old man attempts snow shoeing for first time

92-year-old man attempts snow shoeing for first time

The Touchmark Retirement community gathered at Manito Park Saturday and one man kicked an item off his bucket list.

“If I’m ever going to do it, I better do it today,” said Ronald Frase.

Frase went snow shoeing for the first time Saturday. He only waited 92 years to try it!

“I’m running out of time and today is probably a good day. The hardest part is going up hill and the best part is viewing country side,” Frase said.

He walked with the “Touchmark Trekkers,” made up of residents, caregivers, staff and family members.

The group has been doing this for 3 years but this is the first year the snow worked with their schedule.

“He’s doing awesome at 92!” said Lori McCormick, Director of Fitness at Touchmark Retirement on the South Hill.

“It’s a brand new experience and I find it to be pretty exhausting! It reminds me of when I was at Duke University doing cross country during World War II,” said Frace.

Frase says you will definitely see him snow shoeing around Spokane again.

The Touchmark Trekkers hope to continue snow shoeing all winter season.