Mission Accomplished! Blissful First Tracks at Mission Point – Michigan

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Kimberly, Day Hiking Ambassador

After waiting an entire year, and then some thanks to El Nino, the snow finally arrived in Michigan riding on the back of Winter Storm Goliath. The best part? The storm brought enough snow to our area to enable us to snowshoe straight out our own back door. We couldn’t wait to Read More

Quinzee 2016

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Dorian and Brent, Day Hiking Ambassadors

So our quinzee is looking pretty good these days. Around 5 years ago we found “the spot”, and ever since then it has been a home away from home. As we write this, we’re only a couple of hours away from heading up there for an evening of maintenance, snacks, Read More

Teens on the Trail: Turning the “Meh” into “Yeah!”

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Stephen, Day Hiking Ambassador

As my kids have grown up, I have continued to encourage them to do things with me in the outdoors. One of our favorite activities in the winter is snowshoeing. It’s a great opportunity for us to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors together. There’s a lot more to life Read More

Snowshoeing With Ghosts

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Jill, Day Hiking Ambassador

We were the living who had come upon the ghosts of past. Our hearts were beating quickly. Our blood was coursing through our warm bodies when we came to a stop and set our eyes on the remains. The air was still yet we could hear faint screams of resistance as they Read More

Snowshoe Yoga – My Favorites

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Jan, Day Hiking Ambassador

If you snowshoe often, it’s a good idea to take care of your muscles and stretch before or after your outing. I wrote in last month’s blog , about taking up a yoga practice for a balance of the high energy of snowshoeing activity. Yoga poses also serve as my stretch of Read More

First Snowshoe of the Season

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Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

It was beginning to feel like winter was never going to come. Up until a day ago I hadn’t even taken out my snow pants, snowshoes and my other winter gear. It was becoming depressing. I had never gone this long without snow before.

This morning when I woke up, I could tell Read More

New Year, New Traditions

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Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

Mike and I snowshoe into the Ottawa River every year but on no particular day. This year we decided to go on New Years Day. We figured it was a good way to start the New Year with some exercise and outdoor time.  Now that we are a family Read More

What Your New Year’s Resolution List Should Be

Tiffany, Day Hiking Ambassador

The infamous questions, “What are your New Year’s Resolutions?” Everyone has heard it. Is this question friend or foe, however? While some may deem the January first tradition as overdone and pointless, many others believe it is a chance to begin a new year in another, fresh light. In our pursuance of Read More

Two Days of Winter Wonderland

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Seattle, Day Hiking Ambassador

For the past two months, my friends have had to listen to me whine about how much I wanted it to snow so I could go snowshoeing.  I probably snowshoed every  day last winter, and there is nothing more that I want right now than to finally hit the snowy trails again.

Unfortunately Read More

ABC’s of Snowshoeing

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Sheila, Day Hiking Ambassador

“Now I know my ABC’s, aren’t you very proud of me” — so goes the rhyme we all learned as little children…and learning the alphabet opened the door to a world of endless opportunities! Well, getting involved in snowshoeing opens many doors as well, doors to experiences in the outdoors Read More