“Running Everyman” World’s Greatest Olympian


Rio’s 2016 Olympic Games and media blitz rival other Games sites. Read the history evolving from these global festivities, athletes and competitions that live in a type of infamy bubbling up every four years in the dominant summer Games.

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Washington’s Hurricane Ridge offers plenty of snowshoeing in Olympic National Park

Hurricane Ridge visitor center.

Pam and Jim Knight of Bainbridge Island, Wash. enjoy snowshoeing at Hurricane Ridge.

Olympic National Park in Washington is one of the gems of the Pacific Northwest. In addition to great snowshoeing, it is also one of only three national … Continue reading

Summiting Mt. Hood: Sisters Tell All

The Mountain Shadow

I am not entirely sure what I was thinking a year ago when I proclaimed to my sister that we were going to climb Mt. Hood in the spring of 2016. All I knew was that I had caught a … Continue reading

10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years


December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … Continue reading

New York Preps for 2017 World Snowshoe Federation Championships; Italy’s 2016 Results Critique

The look of a World Snowshoe Federation champion: Stéphane Ricard of France

In Italy, the country of history, culture and art, many of the world’s best athletes toed the start for the artistic wonder of sports, snowshoeing. In North America, snowshoers who could not make the trip rejoiced when learning the … Continue reading

Five Getaways for Snowy Spring Fun in the Canadian Rockies

Snow lingers into June at Highwood Pass

Reluctant to pack the snowshoes away for another season? Check out these great spring getaways in the Canadian Rockies and don’t forget the winter boots; It’s definitely not summer yet in these parts!

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Snowshoeing on a Wisconsin Mountain! Wisconsin has a Mountain?

Rib Mountain State Park sign

On a moonlit evening with 14 college students, I parked the university van at a trailhead where we put on our snowshoes and began our somewhat challenging hike up Rib Mountain toward the summit. This was just one of several … Continue reading

Beaver Creek Closes Out 2016 Snowshoe Race Series

Beaver Creek Snowshoe Race 2016

Final snowshoe race of the Beaver Creek series in 2016. Photo by Kim Fuller.

McCoy Park was dressed her best for the final race of the Beaver Creek Running Series: Snowshoe Edition in 2016, held on February 28. Bright blue … Continue reading

Snowshoe Education and Adventure in Matsudai, Niigata

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Tomotaka Koyama, a snowshoe guide for a Japanese nonprofit nature educational association, teaches visitors about the influence humanity exerts upon the amazing natural environment of Matsudai Town, Niigata Prefecture. Koyama discarded his secure job and life in metropolitan Tokyo to … Continue reading

Seefeld – A Place Of Guaranteed Snow!

The buried snow being laid during the autumn. Photo credit: Olympiaregion Seefeld.

Over the last few weeks, I had been looking at the webcams around the Seefeld plateau. Sadly, there was no snow in that corner of the Austrian Tyrol! Well, high up on the very tops of the mountains, there was … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Coastal New Hampshire and Maine

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Photos by Sherry Hanson and Ann Harris

If you have not ventured out of the interior terrain in your area, with its fragrant evergreens,
whispering winds and hilly trails, lift your head and smell the salt air. New Hampshire’s coastline … Continue reading

48 Hours at Snow Mountain Ranch


The YMCA of the Rockies at Snow Mountain Ranch is a 5,000-acre property in Granby, Colorado, about 80 miles northwest of Denver. The facility offers affordable outdoor activities, dining and accommodations for all, with an focus on families and groups. … Continue reading