Snowshoeing Trails & Events Near Chama, New Mexico

Taking advantage of a foot of powder, we snowshoed under a clear, blue sky in the small town of Chama, New Mexico. Our snowshoeing location of choice was Edward Sargent Wildlife Area, only a 5-minute drive north of Chama. We … Continue reading

6 Solutions for the Dreaded Lean: A Word To Senior Athletes

The leaders’ gold and silver medals rested on the side of the awards table unperturbed. “Fast Eddie” Rousseau, pacing the lead on a February day, was on mile 70 of the 2019 USA Track & Field (USATF) 100-Mile Nationals in … Continue reading

Snowshoeing High In The Midwest: Wisconsin, Minnesota, Michigan

Timms Hill Tower- north central Wisconsin, snowshoeing in Midwest

I like looking down from high places. To do so is exhilarating, provides lovely views, and makes me feel like I am on top of the world….as long as it’s not too high. But no worries about snowshoeing too high … Continue reading

Start ‘em Young! Snowshoes for Kids Two-to-Teens

Now is the time! Acquaint your youngsters—in my case, grandkids—to the fun and wonderment of snowshoeing on beds of freshly fallen flakes. We’ve compared snowshoes for youth of all ages so you can equip your kids with the proper size … Continue reading

LAST CHANCE! 2019 Snowshoe Qualifiers for 2020 DION USSSA National Championships

Ritter Farm 2019

Aren’t you chomping on the bit to qualify for the 2020 National Snowshoe Championships?

The 2020 national event will be held February 28-March 1 in the famous town of Leadville, Colorado, which is the home of the epic Leadville Continue reading

Winter Recreation Therapy for Injured U.S. Veterans

US flag with snowy mountain in background

More doctors might be prescribing outdoor recreational therapy instead of Xanax if the proposed federal legislation entitled the Outdoor Recreation Therapy for Veterans Act (HR 2435) passes. Studies are showing evidence that outdoor recreational activities can be therapeutic.

I met … 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

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

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 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

Cool Start, Hot Finishes! Minnesota’s 2019 Get in Gear Gift

The Get in Gear spring blizzard—on the way, forecast to begin just hours before the start—posed only one question. Would snow, sleet or a mix with rain dump on racers and volunteers in this 42nd Annual Rite of Spring? About 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