Snowshoes Optional! Scott Mittman Ices MDRA 7

After 2018’s incredible Minnesota Distance Running Association (MDRA) 7 race, be ready to join the fun at 2019’s edition on Saturday, March 30. NOTE: registration opens January 19!

But first, a recap of the icy 2018 race…

THE 2018 RACE… Continue reading

Winter Guide to the Best of Lake Louise, Banff National Park

Those of us living in Southern Alberta, Canada, know that if we want snow, Lake Louise is the place to go! Even when the prairies are dry, bleak, and completely brown, it is always a winter wonderland at Lake Louise.… Continue reading

Don’t Forget To Stretch!

Snowshoeing is a great way to stay in shape and have a great time doing it too. There’s just something about being in nature, hiking trails covered in fresh snow, that really brings us back to the days of our … Continue reading

Don’t Stress Out: Pre-Race Anxiety Tips

Standing at the starting line ready to race is always exciting despite butterflies in my stomach. Once I am settled in my pace, the butterflies are gone.

Pre-race anxiety is not uncommon according to health clinician, mental performance consultant, and Continue reading

Take Your Friends Snowshoeing!  (Really, They’ll Love It!)

Snowshoeing is the ultimate winter crowd pleaser. Rent some snowshoes for your friends and you’re good to go for an easy fun day playing in the snow.

Don’t believe me that snowshoeing is a fun way to plan a day … 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

The Ultimate Guide to Snowshoeing in Grand County, Colorado

Home to two ski resorts, three lakes, and the western entrance to Rocky Mountain National Park, as well as access points to the Roosevelt and Arapaho National Forests and the Never Summer and Indian Peaks wilderness areas, Grand County Continue reading

From the Inside! With Precision Vision See Your Mysian

Poor vision dominates history as does romance, love, and of course, the sad uncle known as tragedy.

Surviving in modern times requires more than taking your army to war—you don’t have an army—but you do have smart people available to … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Minnesota’s Scenic Bluff Country

Though much of Minnesota is very cold in winter, many individuals can still go out and do their thing on hiking trails in 64 state parks and 55 state forests, as well as the state’s two national forests. The southeastern … Continue reading

Chasing Winter Adventure in the East Kootenay Rockies of British Columbia

Wake up in a cozy little mountain retreat, ready to hike or ski out the door into a snowy winter wonderland. Spend the afternoon soaking in a nearby hot spring pool and then head to the nearest town to sample … Continue reading

Basic Safety On The Trail

Safety reminders are always important, especially as technology continues to improve. We were all novices at one time, but once you step up to backcountry terrain and long, strenuous treks you are no longer a beginner. Those amazing views and Continue reading

El Niño Snowshoeing in the Laguna Mountains of San Diego

East of San Diego’s famous sun drenched beaches, some 40 miles as a bird flies, sit the Laguna Mountains, reaching more than 6,000 feet into the blue sky.  Up there, amidst conifers, oaks, and meadows, are numerous trails spanning the … Continue reading