Fat Biking and Snowshoeing in the Kingdom Trails

Fat Biking

Most people don’t think of New England as a great cycling destination, but the Kingdom Trails in Vermont yields some of the best bike trails in all of New England. These trails are also great for snowshoeing as the two … Continue reading

Autumn Snowshoeing at Taggart Lake, Wyoming

While many mountain areas have to wait until after the holidays before they see much in the way of snow accumulation, Grand Teton National Park near Jackson, WY, is usually blanketed with powder by early November providing a breathtaking winter Continue reading

Test Your Snowshoes – 5 (Almost) Easy to Climb Mountain Peaks

Mountain climbing and backcountry snowshoeing are no longer activities reserved for those “crazy” types – it’s actually becoming more and more popular. There are various organizations and sports clubs that constantly introduce new people to mountain climbing and show them … Continue reading

Snowshoes, Ice Skating, and Waterfalls in Slovenia

I am sitting in a hut in the Julian Alps in Slovenia drinking a Laško beer. My ten-year-old son, Anders, and I snowshoed up here with our guide Matevž from Altitude Activities. A road biking race in Dubai … Continue reading

Yosemite’s Dewey Point via the Ridge Trail

I pulled off Glacier Point Road where it ends in the winter and into the Yosemite Ski and Snowboard Area, got my things together and then walked over to the trail head area for Dewey Point. Strapping on … Continue reading

Going the Distance! 2018 and 2019 USSSA Marathon and Half-Marathon Championships

It’s late summertime, so why such excitement about the earlier 2018 USSSA distance events? Because we are clocking the way to the 2019 marathon races at Lakewoods Resort in beautiful, hilly Cable, Wisconsin, near the home of the Slumberland American Continue reading

Winter Exploring in Alberta’s Provincial Parks, Canada

When most people think of provincial or state parks, they think of camping and hiking, of vehicles loaded down with boats and bikes, and of families heading out for a summer weekend away at their favourite lake.

Travel north to … Continue reading

Arctic Fun in Saariselkä, Finland

We were waiting for our bags to be off-loaded at Kittilä Airport in the north of Finland. On one wall of the arrival lounge I was intrigued by a large poster of the aurora borealis or ‘northern lights’ with the … 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

Eclipsing the Excuse Tray: Wilderness Athlete’s Midnight Build

Toss your Excuse Tray like a high school kid flies a platter across the cafeteria. With Midnight Build (MB), open life’s window; you know, the one that seems shut to you. Here’s how.

Dylan penned over a half-century ago the … Continue reading

A Winter Explorer’s Guide to the Best of Banff National Park

Want to see the best that Banff National Park has to offer in the winter months while getting off the beaten path away from resorts, crowded streets, and tourist sites? Check out these trails and destinations below – and don’t … 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