Snowshoeing on a Wisconsin Mountain! Wisconsin has a Mountain?

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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

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

Snowshoe Adventures Pair Snow Play With Gourmet At Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek Gourmet Snowshoe Adventures

Photo by Dave Neff, Beaver Creek Resort

Beaver Creek’s aspen glades are some of the most beautiful I have ever seen, and trekking through them in the snow is peacefully serene, making for a really magical winter experience.

The resort’s … Continue reading

Tuscobia Hammers Racers as Hoberg Nails 150 Mile Run

Scott Hoberg, just after winning the Tuscobia 150 on foot, inside the KOC race headquarters

In the year setting the lowest finish-rate for Tuscobia Winter Ultra’s signature 150-mile run, Scott Hoberg tamed the trail tundra in a blazing record 44:44. This mark shines more amazing when considering the added mileage with the start now in … Continue reading

Whumphing and Mountain Snowshoe Adventures: Andrew Nugara’s World

Gotta get up high for vistas not found trekking at the local park . . . .

“All of a sudden, this big crack appearing in the snow . . . ” an avalanche forming directly in front of him, introducing in a forceful way to adventure snowshoer Andrew Nugara the imminent and clear danger at hand. … Continue reading

The Use of Snowshoes in the First Crossing of Greenland

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The Norwegian legend, Fridtjof Nansen, together with five companions, became the first people in history to cross the interior of Greenland in 1888.

The Greenland expedition members with their equipment: (seated left to right) Fridtjof Nansen, Oluf Dietrichson, (standing 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

Snowshoeing in the Sky

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I’d heard of heli-skiing and even heli-biking, though I’d done neither. But heli-snowshoeing? It seemed to border on contradiction, like heavy metal yoga (which does, in fact, exist at a studio in Atlanta, where I live). But I was booked … Continue reading

Let it Snow! 5 Places You Can Still Snowshoe in Oregon

The Summit of Tumalo Mountain

With an unusually warm winter that has been full of sunshine and rain the locals and visitors to Oregon are practically begging for the white stuff. From local breweries that are labeling their winter ales “pray for snow” to roadside … Continue reading

My Quest to find the Most Beautiful Destination in Backcountry Banff

This is how you should spend your time at Shadow Lake Lodge - Relaxing!

I’ve been on a quest this winter to find the most beautiful destination to explore in backcountry Banff National Park and I believe I may have just found it.   I just took a 3 day mixed ski and snowshoe trip … Continue reading

Totally Unplug at Nature’s Harmony

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Getting back to nature and away from it all is pure bliss and the reason many people turn to snowshoeing as a winter activity. There is a certain elegance in the simplicity of the equipment, the effort required, and the … Continue reading