The Luminary Loppet

-Anne M.  Day Hiking Ambassador Home to numerous lakes and a large Scandinavian population, Minneapolis hosts an annual City of Lakes Loppet. A loppet is a Scandinavian term for a long-distance endurance event, namely cross-country skiing. In Minneapolis, it includes cross-country skiing, skijoring, fat tire bicycling, and snowshoeing, not to mention bonfires, ice luminaries, snow …

Engagement at the Romp – Who knew it was possible?

-Lorraine C. Trail Walking Ambassador It’s the morning of the Romp to Stomp in New Jersey.  For some unknown reason we’re actually 20 minutes early.  I usually factor in time for me to get lost on driving excursions even with GPS.  I’ve been directionally challenged since birth.  I’m sitting in my car with Dave waiting …