Paul Wowk

About Paul Wowk

Paul Wowk has owned Snowshoe Magazine since 2015. He enjoys snowshoeing regularly with his wife, Susan, and dog, Grizzy.

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Sunrise Hiking Mount Quandary in Colorado with MSR’s New DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The conversation started with something like “We’ll leave at midnight, make it to the trail head by 3am, and reach the summit for sunrise.”

My response: “Sounds crazy, lets do it.”

That’s how my experience of hiking Mount Quandary started, … Continue reading


Explore Wisconsin’s Northwoods at the Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon

The second annual Forest Frenzy Winter Triathlon returns to the state’s scenic Northwoods this February. The race will take place Feb. 16, 2019, in beautiful Boulder Junction and includes a challenging snowshoeing, fat biking and cross-country skiing course in the … Continue reading


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Redfeather Snowshoes Gear Guide

Redfeather Brand Overview

Redfeather Snowshoes is located in La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA. They are one of the few brands that are completely handcrafted in the USA. Also, Redfeather Snowshoes is owned by a non-profit company called ORC Industries. The … Continue reading


MSR Gear Guide

MSR Brand Overview

Mountain Safety Research (MSR) makes a wide range of products including snowshoes. This guide will focus on MSR’s top notch snowshoeing products. For other MSR products, see products at the end of the article.

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Innovation in Snowshoes: Jake Thamm

In every industry and community, there are leaders and there are followers. Jake Thamm has shown himself to be one of the leaders in the snowshoeing community. For this reason, we awarded Jake Thamm the 2016 Cindy Brochman Award.

To … Continue reading


2017 Photo Competition Winners

The photo competition has closed. Below are the winners. Winners were chosen mainly due to vote count. Thanks for all of your participation. We will have another competition next year. We’ll keep you posted!

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Be Treated Like Family at Vista Verde Guest Ranch in Colorado

My wife and I started our Vista Verde stay with a very blank slate. We did not research Vista Verde before coming. We did not look at reviews or search the internet for stories written about Vista Verde. We knew … Continue reading


2017 Snowshoe Magazine Photo Competition

There are always so many great opportunities to get great photos. The snow with the great lighting makes it possible to catch photos like this one…

At Snowshoe Magazine, we wanted to give the opportunity for readers to submit their … Continue reading


Photo Competition

The photo competition has closed. Below are the winners. Winners were chosen mainly due to vote count. Thanks for all of your participation. We will have another competition next year. We’ll keep you posted!

1st Place Photo

2nd Place Photo… Continue reading


Snowshoe Magazine Photo Competition

There are always so many great opportunities to get great photos. The snow with the great lighting makes it possible to catch photos like this one…

At Snowshoe Magazine, we wanted to give the opportunity for readers to submit their … Continue reading


Etymotic Research Inc MK5 Isolator Series

If you are like me, you are always looking for the next best thing when it comes to audio reproduction. I’ve gone through many headphones over the last 5 years looking for the one that fits most of my situations. … Continue reading


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Review: Tribe One Outdoor Packnet

When backpacking, tying things to my pack is a requirement. There are not many backpacks big enough to carry my tent, sleeping bag, and sleeping pad inside. Tying to the outside is a must, and usually it involves simple knots … Continue reading


MSR XGK EX Review: The Rugged Backcountry Stove

If you are thinking about doing any backcountry hiking or snowshoeing, a good stove is a must-have. Starting fires are always fun, but in snow, ice, or during a storm, a fire just won’t cut it. Also, there is a … Continue reading


Earthquake Relief Fund Created by Sherpa Adventure Gear

KENT, WASHINGTON, USA and KATHMANDU, NEPAL-April 28, 2015- Kathmandu-based outdoor apparel manufacturer Sherpa Adventure Gear has created an earthquake relief fund called “Help Sherpas Help Nepal” to support aid to remote villages affected by the disaster. The fundraising appeal is … Continue reading


New Site Design

Now that the snowshoe season is winding down, we finally have time to breath here at Snowshoe Magazine. We can start looking at things we want to do to prepare for next season. So with this, I want to ask … Continue reading


Win a BCA Stash OB Winter Pack!

We’re always striving to enhance the snowshoe community and better understand the how’s and why’s around participation, so we’re asking: “Where do you like to go snowshoeing, what influences your purchasing decisions, what’s your favorite terrain, and what makes you … Continue reading