10 Lessons Learned from 10,000 Hours of Physical Exertion in 10 Years

December 2, 2006, marks the day I joined The President’s Challenge, a free physical activities site administered by the  President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition. Although posting my daily progress there, I only happened upon the fact that my … Continue reading


Gear Review: Walk on Ice with Improved Kahtoola MICROspikes

Kahtoola Microspikes

For some, trails like this one on Mt. Abraham (VT) are all too familiar.

Nightmarish icy hikes: we’ve all been there. You’re on a late fall hike up a mountain. The trail conditions were fine at the bottom, but as … Continue reading


All-Time Classic! Junior USSSA 2015 National Snowshoe Championships Eau Claire, Wisconsin

Setting the pace as the opening act for the 2015 Dion USSSA National Championships, Junior men Timothy James Buerger, Ironwood, Michigan, and Tyler Dezago, Paul Smiths, New York, amazed the Frost Giants circling Eau Claire, Wisconsin, with an unprecedented … Continue reading


A Great Vermont Export: Darn Tough Socks

The men’s Bjorn Nordic Micro Crew sock by Darn Tough socks.

While I never saw her drink the entire time I was growing up, my mother kept a small bottle of brandy in the cupboard.  Mom hailed from upstate Wisconsin … Continue reading


Snowshoeing the Equinox

Faber Winter Guide hybrid snowshoes
A late winter snowstorm in Western Massachusetts gave me the chance to try out my new Faber hybrid snowshoes.

North America’s Top 10 Snowshoe-friendly Ski Resorts

Snowshoeing is known as the world’s fastest-growing winter sport. Last season, despite dismal snow conditions, North America’s ski resorts saw an increase in snowshoer participation. Families and couples choose to snowshoe rather than ski or snowboard; in some cases, resorts … Continue reading


No. 3 Snowshoe-friendly Ski Resort: Stowe Mountain Resort, Vermont

With 100 miles of trails accessible in the Green Mountain State Forest network, and snowshoeing anywhere in and around the village as well as the mountain on any slopes, Stowe snowshoeing could not be more attractive.

Guided snowshoe tours with … Continue reading