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, for … 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

Dock Street Tacoma, a Steel Cone and a Whole Lot of Glass

Dock Street, the home of Tacoma’s glass museum. Topped with a distinctive steel cone, it’s been open since 2002 and has been the focus for the Pacific Northwest Studio Glass Movement. It has also become the only American museum exhibiting … Continue reading

Winter Weekend in Crested Butte

With record-breaking snowfall amounts already this season plus a top of the line Nordic trail system, Crested Butte is a great winter destination for outdoor adventurers–especially snowshoers. And, its central location just a four hour drive from Denver makes it … Continue reading

On Top of the World at Homestake Lodge

Homestake Lodge, Montana

Most winters, my girlfriends and I book all the beds at Homestake Lodge, take over the lodge, and spend three days snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, eating, drinking, and laughing. On this January trip, we caravanned from Livingston and Bozeman, Montana, … Continue reading

Frozen Waterfalls and Ice Walks in Banff National Park

Spring is around the corner in the Canadian Rockies and it gets challenging to find good snow for hiking or skiing. Mornings are icy, afternoons are slushy, and you can start to expect some serious postholing conditions (even in snowshoes) … Continue reading

Winter at Vista Verde Guest Ranch

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

Tennessee Pass Offers Snowshoers A Gourmet Dining Destination

Tennessee Pass Cookhouse

Sometimes the best backcountry experiences aren’t all that far from home. Tennessee Pass is an easy-to-access area located near Leadville at the base of Ski Cooper, featuring a Nordic center, cookhouse and sleep yurts for anyone looking to have a … Continue reading

Winter Guide to Yoho National Park, British Columbia, Canada

Canada celebrates its 150th birthday this year and Parks Canada is offering free admission into all national parks, marine conservation areas, and historic sites with free discovery passes. To quote Parks Canada, “There’s never been a better time to make … Continue reading

Snowshoes, Skidoos and More Winter Fun in Newfoundland

“Why are you going to Newfoundland in the winter” was the most common question I got asked as I was prepping to take a trip to the edge of Canada this winter. Instead of answering “because it’s awesome”, which I … Continue reading

Beyond the Edge: Sir Edmund Hillary’s 12 Reveals for “Going the Extra Distance”

Neil Armstrong set foot on the moon Sunday, July 20, 1969, at 10:56 p.m., signifying one of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments.

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The date May 29, 1953, stands for another of mankind’s greatest breakthroughs and accomplishments though not as … Continue reading

Waterton Lakes National Park: The Ultimate Snowshoe Playground

Located on the border of Alberta, Canada and Montana, Waterton Lakes National Park is mainly a summer destination, boasting beautiful mountains, sparkling lakes and an abundance of wildlife. There are quaint hotels and lodges, restaurants and enough hiking trails to … Continue reading