Anne’s Submission – Day Hiking

I love to explore. I live to explore. Growing up in northern Michigan, I spent my entire childhood exploring the steep hills, beach-maple forests, and old fields in search of new adventures. The outdoors was, and still is, my playground from sun up to sun down. Especially during winter, when familiar sights take on a Read More

Suzann’s submission essay – Backcountry

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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

Thomas’s Submission – Day Hiking

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Snowshoeing began for me around 1990, at the young age of 49, after I completed building 2 sets of traditional snowshoes from kits for me and my children. I enjoy outdoor activities in all seasons and with my new set of shoes, snowshoeing became one of my favorite winter pursuits. I of course Read More