About Mike Goodenow Weber

Mike has been a professional writer since he was 22. He has written two thousand speeches and an equal number of printed texts. Mike began his career as a journalist for the international human potential journal Brain/Mind Bulletin and authored the 2007 book Visionary Behavior: Creative Intelligence in Action. A man who refuses to live anywhere but the Rockies, Mike has lived most of his life in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and now resides in Jackson, Wyoming. Mike became a correspondent for Snowshoe magazine in September, 2014. He is the Executive Director of the Recreational Snowshoeing Association and the lead organizer of the March, 2015, Grand Teton Snowshoe Games.

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The Intend Jacket by Dare2b Is Perfect for Snowshoeing

I should open with a confession.  I grabbed up the Intend Club jacket by Dare2b for only one reason: I thought it looked really cool.

And my fashion sense was quickly confirmed.  First, there were all the compliments.  Then there … Continue reading


The Atlas 9 Series Shoe: Affordable and High-Performing

In the forests of the Teton mountain range, I’ve recently set off on several hikes with my 30-inch Atlas 9 Series snowshoes.  I found $169.95 a very reasonable price for these shoes and I selected groomed trails for almost all … Continue reading


The FLEX RDG Shoe by Tubbs Is Adaptive and Free of Flaws

Any time you assess a shoe by the Tubbs Snowshoe Company, the Vermont shoemaker starts out with stellar credibility.  It was in a 1928 expedition that Admiral Richard Byrd and his team walked on Tubbs snowshoes all the way to … Continue reading


The Height of Performance and Convenience: Black Diamond’s Carbon Compactor Poles

There are times when we need to pack up your poles.  When we’re traveling to our snowshoe destination by airplane.  When we’re touring the backcountry, camping along the way, or touring across a variety of terrain, some of which requires … Continue reading


Range of Light Carries on a Rich Ecological Tradition

One century ago this month, on December 24, 1914, America’s greatest pioneering naturalist died in Los Angeles at age 76.  John Muir was a true Renaissance man – a botanist, geologist, engineer, inventor, rancher, explorer, ecological thinker, and writer whose … Continue reading


A Great Vermont Export: Darn Tough Socks

The men’s Bjorn Nordic Micro Crew sock by Darn Tough socks.

While I never saw her drink the entire time I was growing up, my mother kept a small bottle of brandy in the cupboard.  Mom hailed from upstate Wisconsin … Continue reading


Is There Something Magical at Work in Klymit’s Backpacks?

Perhaps it had been too long since I’d studied the features of backpacks.  Perhaps I hadn’t ever taken backpacks seriously enough.  But I was a bit taken aback when I read what Klymit’s Motion 35 backpack can do.

Klymit’s Motion

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Stio’s Merino Wool Hoodie May Be the Best Midlayer Ever

When I began wearing my Merino wool hoodie by Stio, I didn’t have to be convinced of the value of Merino wool.  I already knew that Merino wool makes the best inner layer and probably the best “non-jacket” midlayer.


Manitobah: Making Mukluks, Building a Legacy

Thousands of years ago, Inuit, Yupik, and other Native peoples inhabiting what is now Canada had to make it through some of the coldest winters on Earth.  So they invented a winter boot called a mukluk.

In 1997, when he … Continue reading


Exerting in Cold Temps, the Argus Jacket by Arc’teryx Stands Out

Out in the Tetons in the Argus jacket by Arc’Tyrex. (Photo by Brad Christensen.)

What are we looking for in a lightweight jacket for snowshoeing?  Probably three things:  Little bulk, for maximum body motion.  Insulation, for weather protection.  And breathability, … Continue reading


Warm, Dry, and Primed for Adventure: Canada Goose’s Merino Wool Pilot’s Hat

Okay, yes, the ear flaps on an aviator hat do make it a tad goofy looking.  And when you wear it your friends, like mine, may egg you on to “talk Canadian, eh.”

But those same Canadians know about cold. … Continue reading


Mountain Khakis’ Field Pants Offer a Stellar Performance on the Snow

You’d expect me to be partial to Mountain Khakis, since I live in Jackson, Wyoming, and Mountain Khakis is a Jackson-based enterprise.  But after wearing their original field pants out snowshoeing these past few weeks, I’m more than partial.  I’m … Continue reading


With Traditional Snowshoes We Value Our 6,000-Year Tradition

In his seven-minute YouTube video, which has already received 12,000 views, Canadian snowshoe guide Dave Marrone makes the strongest case yet for traditional snowshoes. Marrone declares that traditional snowshoes are “lighter, more comfortable, and have better float” and “don’t slip … Continue reading


INTERVIEW: Sockology Inc. Founder and CEO Angelika Goncalves DaSilva

Angelika Goncalves DaSilva, founder and CEO of Sockology Inc.

Angelika Goncalves DaSilva of Calgary, Canada, is the founder and CEO of Sockology Inc.  Snowshoe Magazine interviewed her about her approach to keeping our feet warm while snowshoeing.

Snowshoe:  What are … Continue reading


ANALYSIS: Will Merino Wool Keep Us Warm While Snowshoeing?

“My Merino wool hat keeps me toasty warm.”

“I swear by my Merino wool socks.”

“Snowshoers are coming back to traditional materials like Merino wool.”

“I can snowshoe for hours in Merino!”

“There is nothing warmer than Merino wool.”

“Merino … Continue reading


Eagle Creek’s Cubes Make Snowshoeing More Hassle-Free

When we venture away from our desk jobs, household chores, and TV and PC screens to enter our favorite white blanketed spaces, we renew our bodies and our sense of beauty, freedom, adventure, independence, and peace of mind. Each time, … Continue reading