Two women, out for a walk (snowshoe?), said the same thing. But I have always considered shoveling more healthy than breathing snowblower fumes. I have a 100 foot driveway; longer than most suburban driveways but not as long as Nate's. The biggest drift is always close to the house where I have some bushes. I shoveled a little more than half. The rest was pack-downable with the Forester.