Old Guys Surprise – Shoein’ in the Porkies

While sitting on chairs around an old wooden table, a warm wood fire slowly burned in a stove, and a gas lantern lit up the small cabin room as two friends and I discussed our snowshoe hiking plans for the … Continue reading

Your Brain on Nature: A Book Review of “The Nature Fix”

“The Nature Fix” by Florence Williams, published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2017, provides the most compelling argument to date for people to spend more time outdoors in nature, based on an increasing amount of biological, psychological and medicinal … Continue reading

Helly Hansen Odin Veor Review

Helly Hansen has come up with a cool new way to stay warm and comfortable while snowshoeing and winter hiking. The Odin Veor down jacket might be one of the best jackets available today for active outdoor enthusiasts. It’s a … Continue reading

Faber S-line Snowshoes Review

Faber Snowshoes deserve a large round of applause for an innovative re-invention of the snowshoe. The company’s S-series is simply a pleasure to use. It’s a sliding snowshoe that shows the evolution towards skis that’s going to appeal to many … Continue reading

Annual Snowshoe Thompson Celebration set for Feb. 24

For nearly two decades, residents of the Lake Tahoe area have celebrated the legend of Snowshoe Thompson. Dubbed the Mailman of the Sierra, John A. “Snowshoe” Thompson carried mail between Placerville, Calif. and Genoa, Nev. for 20 grueling years, twice … Continue reading

Ascending Spiritual Mountains in Tottori, Japan

Discover a stunning world of remote mountains infused with thousands of years of Japanese spiritual beliefs when exploring barely-touristed Tottori Prefecture. The ancient shrines and temples, local myths, and hiking paths of Mt. Daisen and Mt. Mitoku revealed long … Continue reading

Snowshoeing along the Ice Age National Scenic Trail

What was the northernmost part of our country like a million plus years ago during the Ice Age? Well, mega ice sheets covered the landscape and a third of earth’s land was impacted. But, let’s look at Wisconsin specifically, … Continue reading

Snowshoeing is Proliferating at Alpine Ski Areas

Not everyone who visits a ski resort wants to or is able to ski or snowboard, so resorts offer other activities. Among those options, guests can explore and enjoy the outdoors on snowshoes. These snowshoe outings at ski resorts range … Continue reading

Lake Tahoe Snowshoeing Offers Variety and Solitude

Snowshoeing California’s Lake Tahoe area is a must-visit for the novice or experienced. The stunning natural beauty, variety of trail options, and endless blue skies paint a scene reminiscent of a Thomas Kinkade canvas. In South Lake Tahoe, you can … Continue reading

Yoga in the Snow

Just as the snowshoe season was getting underway, an old back problem flared up. A trip to the chiropractor reassured me I should continue to stay active. “Let your pain guide your activity” was my doctor’s welcome advice, with one … Continue reading

Autumn and Winter Wandering in Devon Lanes

You never need to wander too far in Devon to find a secluded lane or two. Seasons and locations don’t really matter, there’s something soothing about a country lane. Just you, the wildlife, the scenery. And the scenery takes a … Continue reading

Downtown Seattle. The shops, the monorail and that famous Needle

Had enough of hiking? Seen enough breathtaking scenery? Want to switch roles from country-phile to city slicker? How about a wander through parts of Seattle’s downtown district? It might not be the biggest, but it packs plenty in. And while … Continue reading