Getting Back on Track: Lyme Disease Recovery

The author and her grandson snowshoeing. A vital part of her recovery. Photo Laura Rose

It was a typical fall morning in 2011 when, on the last steep hill of my daily hike, I felt like I couldn’t possibly take another step without passing out. The sudden and intense onset of extreme exhaustion made me … Continue reading

Cross-Training on Acadia National Park’s Carriage Paths

Enjoying Maine's scenery in a horse-drawn carriage, courtesy of friendsofacadia.org.

In 1913, when John D. Rockefeller, a summer resident of Mt. Desert Island, began planning the 57-mile network of gravel paths for horse-drawn carriages, he could not have envisioned that thousands of cyclists would come to use the same network … Continue reading

Secret Snowshoe Summits of the Alps: Punta della Croce, Italy

Enjoying pristine snow above the Lago d’Arpy.

There are honeypot locations in the Alps, where it’s hard to avoid other people snowshoeing, and then there are other regions where you’ll struggle to find anyone else all day long. Some of this comes down to how much marketing … Continue reading

The Road to Hrimthurs: “Weeping Bitter Tears of Rage”

Dan Lockery competing at Actif Epica

The most difficult individual award of the winter, winning entry to The Order of the Hrimthurs, relates to achieving that prize. It is an individual recognition, the best kind, only available to those who do the maximum distances of … Continue reading

Let Good Times Roll with I/O Merino

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Escape to the trails; unleash the road to guide your being where you will. The Cars rock “Let the good times roll.” I/O Merino soothes your soul.

The Women’s Vital Long Sleeve Top

Wrapping you in confidence, making … Continue reading

Screams of Pain: The Danelle Ballengee Story

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On December 13th, 2006 I went for a run with my dog, Tasman, just outside of Moab, Utah. About an hour into my run I was hiking up a small canyon to connect to a jeep trail and complete my … Continue reading

Striking Gold With the Inaugural Ezakimak

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New race at Mammoth Mountain for skiers, runners and snowshoers becomes an overnight success

By Lara Kaylor

“So this is what we do for fun in the mountains,” said the runner hopping up and down next to me, trying to … Continue reading

Five Winter Activities in Seeley Lake, Montana

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Nestled into a valley between the Mission and Swan mountain ranges in western Montana, Seeley Lake is one of the more scenic spots in a spectacular state. The Mission Mountain Wilderness is on one side, the Bob Marshall Wilderness on … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Terrain at SnowGaine Orienteering ROGAINE

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“Snowgaine is nothing short of epic. For athletes accustomed to long mileage but who have limited navigation experience, do not be deterred! A few excursions with your local orienteering club this summer will provide you with the experience necessary to … Continue reading

Kids and Snowshoes: Tips and Tricks that Actually Work

One of their favorite things to capture on film, Mommy doing a snow angel

Snowshoeing brings families together; or at least that was the line I used on my kids when I tried to convince them that this sport was all one we could participate in. For us, we live in an area that … Continue reading

Unforgettable Otaki, Hokkaido

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The icy two-lane road toward Otaki is surrounded by woods with an occasional deer browsing on brush poking above the snow level. Countless street signs announced waterfalls, park lands, and many other natural attractions. We passed by … Continue reading

Trekkin’ with Toddlers: Passing on the Snowshoeing Tradition

Admiring the snow-frosted trees.

Our toddler grandson, Jack, loves to spend time in the woods behind our house here on the east coast of Canada. He also loves to get out in the snow. Our oft time, six month winter meant we were going … Continue reading