All-Time Classic! Junior USSSA 2015 National Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Garrett Williams winning gold in the Junior Men 15-19 Class

Setting the pace as the opening act for the 2015 Dion USSSA National Championships, Junior men Timothy James Buerger, Ironwood, Michigan, and Tyler Dezago, Paul Smiths, New York, amazed the Frost Giants circling Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with an unprecedented … Continue reading

Transcending the Winter Warrior

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It’s the fifth annual Winter Warrior 10K snowshoe race founded by Steve Ilg, Wholistic Fitness coach, and hosted by the Durango Nordic Center. I am careening down a short 50-foot section of hard packed snow and water ice. My limbs … Continue reading

Canyon Hiking and Snowshoeing in the Northern Canadian Rockies

Exploring Jasper National Park in the Northern Canadian Rockies

Living in Southern Alberta, I tend to spend most of my weekends in nearby Banff National Park or Kananaskis Country. Every February though we get a long weekend to celebrate a local holiday known as “Family Day” and I seize … Continue reading

Beaver Creek’s Backcountry: McCoy Park is a powder playground for snowshoers

McCoy Park snowshoeing is a beautiful mountain adventure. Photo courtesy of Vail Resorts.

On an early winter morning in Beaver Creek’s McCoy Park, the only sound to break through the crisp air is the crunching of snowshoes on unbroken trail. In every direction, snow crystals glisten beneath the Colorado sunshine, sparkling on … Continue reading

Snowshoeing, Snow camping and Snowstorms

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Eighteen college students and I were scheduled to take our winter snowshoeing and snow camping fieldtrip in northern Wisconsin on an early December weekday. It was over an hour drive to our destination.

I carefully watched the weather report several … Continue reading

Outdoor Enthusiasts Unite! An Epic Oregon Experience

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Visiting Oregon whether it be the winter or summer is an unbelievable experience; from the breathtaking landscapes to the friendly people to the incredible weather; one really can’t go wrong. When I planned on doing some serious snowshoeing in Oregon, … Continue reading

Central Oregon: A Beer Lover’s Paradise

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As I chanted in my head “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can”, I stared up at the seemingly never-ending mountain and seriously doubted that I could indeed make it to the top. Perhaps that … Continue reading

Music in the great outdoors. Snowshoeing with an I-pod

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Music can be a very effective means of bringing fond memories back to life. Include the great outdoors in the mix and it’s a guaranteed certainty those memories will become crystal clear. How often have you heard a song while … Continue reading

Tubbs Romp To Stomp Race In Frisco Brings The Pink

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Photo by Jill Coulson

Over a thousand snowshoers came out to the Frisco Nordic Center in the Colorado mountains on Saturday, March 7, proudly wearing pink to participate in the 13th annual Tubbs Romp To Stomp Snowshoes Series in Colorado.… Continue reading

Trekking Around Titlis: Snowshoeing in Central Switzerland

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It’s late afternoon, that magical part of the day when the sun gives those last rays everything it’s got. The pretty alpine landscape now seems magical, as a pink hued glow is cast upon the snow. Only the soft crunch … Continue reading

Strap On Your Snowshoes In Park City: Explore the Wasatch Range and the Waldorf Astoria

White Pine Touring snowshoe guide, Victoria Ritzinger, breaks trail in between switchbacks on Rob's Trail in Park City, Utah. Photo by Kim Fuller

White Pine Touring snowshoe guide, Victoria Ritzinger, breaks trail in between switchbacks on Rob’s Trail in Park City, Utah. Photo by Kim Fuller

Its always nice to plan a vacation around recreation, because it allows you to come home feeling … Continue reading

Pack Your Bags: We Are Moving to Quebec

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“KIDS”, I yelled. “Pack your bags, we are moving to Quebec”. Not quite the reaction my kids were expecting when I returned home from my trip through the beautiful province of Quebec. The fact that it is cold, constantly snowing … Continue reading