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

Snowshoeing Through 25 Years

Putting on my snowshoes for the first time each winter is like a rebirth. Having done so before many times, the experience still seems new and fresh. I had that feeling again today as I headed out on my Continue reading

Stay Warm and Dry On the Move with the Lightweight Lifaloft Insulator Jacket by Helly Hansen

Call me seriously impressed with a new offering by Helly Hansen.

For about the last month, I’ve been trying out the Lifaloft Insulator Jacket, and it’s been a bit of a revelation.

This jacket is amazingly light and thin, … 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

The Amazing Backcountry Snowshoe: Gold 10 by Crescent Moon

The Gold 10 snowshoes by Crescent Moon are made both for walking on-trail and off, in shallow or deep snow and were tested in both of these conditions. If you want to make your own path towards your goal, these … Continue reading

Sunrise Hiking Mount Quandary in Colorado with MSR’s New DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The conversation started with something like “We’ll leave at midnight, make it to the trail head by 3am, and reach the summit for sunrise.”

My response: “Sounds crazy, lets do it.”

That’s how my experience of hiking Mount Quandary started, … 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

Helly Hansen V3 Slipon Boots: A Great Option for Light Recreational Snowshoeing

Helly Hansen has not “slipped” at all with its Garibaldi V3 Slipon boots.

These lightweight slip-on boots are some of the handiest, most comfortable footwear you can find for a variety of purposes.

I’ve been intrigued in recent years with … 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