Run Rabbit, Run to Snowshoeing: Transition from Running To Snowshoe Racing

A snow rabbit warily sits in the distance as I snowshoe closer to sneak a better view. The rabbit runs away before I get there, and in the meantime, I appreciate nature and all its surroundings. 

What many runners don’t … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Gatineau Park, Gatineau, Quebec

Gatineau Park is a protected area of semi-wilderness lying just outside the Quebec city of Gatineau. It’s just a quick 18 minute trip across the river from Ottawa, Canada’s capital city into the province of Quebec, which boasts some of … Continue reading

Erie County, New York: Department of Parks, Recreation, and Forestry Winter Activities

Winter, it is a tough time of the year to keep in shape and to enjoy nature for some people. However, winter is really a beautiful season and probably the most beautiful time of the year, especially to participate in … Continue reading

Pump Up Your Iron with Advice from Registered Dietitian Sarah Kasman

Snowshoe athletes who follow a regular training schedule or simply are training at a high level can be at risk of becoming anemic. In a recent interview, Sarah Kasman, registered dietitian (RD) at Copeman Healthcare in Western Canada, suggests seeing … Continue reading

Snowshoeing and Hot Springing in McCall, Idaho

In my mind, there is no better way to spend a winter vacation than by playing in the snow, soaking in hot springs, and sipping hot beverages. McCall, Idaho is just the place to have that iconic winter vacation.

My … Continue reading

Hartmark Heats Askov Finlayson’s 2019 Snowshoe Loppet

Something spurred the snow to shrivel. Maybe blame Saturday’s sun and late 30’s temperatures overnight. Another look says perhaps the quickest snowshoer on trails just sizzled the course.

Overall Finishers

The rescheduled, reconfigured Askov Finlayson Snowshoe Loppet 10 km course … Continue reading

Leave No Trace: Snowshoe Responsibly

As snowshoers, you already know this: winter is an excellent time for outdoor recreation. With snow on the ground and snowshoes on your feet, you can explore pretty much anywhere. That’s not the case in summer, when going off trail … Continue reading

To The Top: Yaktrax on Mt. San Jacinto, Palm Springs

Palm Springs, CA and snow are two things that most people would not put together in their minds. Nevertheless, if you are in the desert resort town that has a fixation on mid-century modernism and want to take a break … Continue reading

Snowshoeing Nevada’s High Country

Lake Tahoe splits California and Nevada straight down the middle. So depending on where in the high country you are snowshoeing, you will have spectacular views all around. Lake Tahoe is in the Sierra Nevada Mountains at elevations ranging from … 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