Trail Etiquette for Snowshoeing and Winter Hiking

trail etiquette

I spend my winters regularly exploring trails around the Canadian Rockies. I’ve learned that just because there’s a snowy trail, doesn’t mean it’s a snowshoe trail or that it’s appropriate for winter hiking. I enjoy cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and … Continue reading

Snowshoeing in Knox Farm State Park, New York

Knox Estate Knox Farm New York

Knox Farm State Park is the former estate of the Knox Family, who are previous owners of the Buffalo Sabres. It’s a beautiful plot of land that includes snowshoeing and cross-country ski trails through woodlands, grasslands, and wetlands. The park … Continue reading

Bussing the Excuse Tray: Wilderness Athlete’s Wild C8 MCT Powder

With one fell swoop of an arm, clear your personal Excuse Tray with Wilderness Athlete’s Wild C8 MCT Powder. Destroy that carrier of alibis you hold so dear. Obliterate the pretense why today you just can’t–woe is me–make the … Continue reading

Kahtoola NAVAgaiter Review: A Gaiter For Any Terrain

Kahtoola gaiters, Breckenridge

When I first began snowshoeing, I didn’t think gaiters were necessary. I thought that perhaps they could be useful, but not something I would go, say, 30 minutes out of my way to obtain. After a few wet sock incidents, … Continue reading

Inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races: One of First DION USSSA 2020 National Qualifiers

Be one of the first to qualify in the country!

Ritter Farm Park marks home for the 2019 inaugural Ritter Farm Trail Races, Run the Ritter. It also poses an early opportunity to qualify for the DION Snowshoe USSSA National Continue reading

Devil’s Bridge: Ceredigion, Wale’s Creepy Chasm

There can’t be too many tourist spots boasting a deep gorge, a punchbowl, three bridges stacked one above the other, and a narrow-gauge railway link from the nearest resort. But this is where Devil’s Bridge in west Wales stands out. … Continue reading

Walk Your Way into Snowshoeing for Improved Fitness with Nordic Walking Poles

walking with poles in snowy conditions

Nordic walking or warm weather walking uses special poles to engage the upper body. It is an enjoyable activity for fitness enthusiasts and can include the whole family. If you enjoy (or want to start) Nordic walking in the warmer … Continue reading

5 Knives that Make a Staunch Companion During Your Snowshoeing Escapades

pocket knife

Snowshoeing is definitely an exciting exercise, as it offers you a lot of opportunities to enjoy nature in its purest form. It also provides adventure lovers across the globe with ample opportunities to spend some quality time out in the Continue reading

The Literal Leave No Trace of Snowshoeing

While snowshoeing this winter, several times I thought of the ethic that permeates many of our minds when out on the trail: Leave No Trace. Aside from possibly unintentionally dropping a snack wrapper or whatever, snowshoeing really does exactly … Continue reading

The Best Healthy Snacks To Take While Snowshoeing

Snow changes the way the world looks, sounds, and feels. There’s not much that can compete with the biting chill and quiet of the mountains when you’re snowshoeing. However, cold weather puts unique caloric stresses on your body. If you’re … Continue reading

Winter Canoeing, Trekking, and Hot Springs in Aomori, Japan

Far from the jam-packed streets and unceasing lights of Tokyo lies a region one could easily mistake for rural Alaska or Montana in winter. High mountain peaks stand over barely populated towns, ski resorts, small farms, valleys, lakes, rivers, and … Continue reading

Balance: One Foot At A Time

Most of us take balance for granted. When we snowshoe, just like when we walk or run, we don’t think about how to balance ourselves when we take a step forward or backward. It just happens. As we age though, … Continue reading