Proof That A New Pair Of (Snow) Shoes Really Can Change Your Life

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Kimberly, Day Hiking Ambassador

I am sure we all have heard a very similar quote at one time or another which relates to a beloved childhood fairy tale. But it wasn’t until just a few short years ago that this particular quote really began to resonate with me and mean so much more!

Being born and Read More

Snowshoeing With A Baby

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Michelle, Day Hiking Ambassador

I am a first time mom to a 9-month-old daughter and snowshoeing has become our weekly activity. People always said, “your life will change” before we had our baby and they were right.  Things did change but what they forgot to mention was that our life would change “for the better”. Read More

Keep it Local…snowshoeing near home, in northern Vermont

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Sheila, Day Hiking Ambassador

Deciding where to go snowshoeing, hmm, maybe I better check my guidebooks! We do plan a few snowshoe vacations each winter which involve traveling, but for my daily snowshoe treks, I tend to keep it local. Luckily, we live in an area that has many varied options, depending on the Read More

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