Remember To Take it All In

-Suzann L.  Backcountry Ambassador

Too often when I snowshoe I’m looking down to make sure I’m stepping where I’m supposed to be. So this excursion I decided to try to look around more at my surroundings and notice the little things (and big things!). We drove up to Jardine, Montana, which overlooks Yellowstone National Park and Read More

Why I Volunteer for the Romp

February 9, 2013, University of Minnesota Arboretum. Cloudy, windy, but not cold, in the 20’s. It felt colder, though, because it was damp and windy. Despite the dreary day, over 100 people showed up to walk in the woods and raise money for breast cancer research.

Lots of groups have costumes, lots of pink, tiaras, all Read More

Frozen Waterfalls


Backcountry Ambassador

Snowshoes – check. Snowpants – check. Warm clothes – check. I was mentally going over my packing list as I loaded the car with gear to set off into Hyalite Canyon near Bozeman, Montana. We weren’t sure what area we wanted to explore, but had a map of the area to choose from.

As we Read More

Bob’s submission essay – Backcountry


Snowshoeing to Extremes 

Backcountry snowshoeing, strictly speaking, is so esoteric it barely exists.  Not that many people camp, compared to the general population; fewer still winter camp; fewer still tromp around in snowshoes.

But even for those that do, it can hardly be called dangerous.  Slow, occasionally exerting—but when was the last time Read More

Suzann’s submission essay – Backcountry


To define brazen is being bold without shame. Snowshoeing into the backcountry at the base of Mount Rainier with blizzard like conditions, as I’m packing an abundant spaghetti dinner including a full bottle of wine I believe hits both of those points. It all started when I wanted to do something Read More