Winter Storm Brings Excitement For Kid’s On Randall’s Island

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Randall’s Island Park Alliance

After what has been a very mild winter, New York City’s snow-loving residents finally got the snow we have been missing—26.8 inches of it! While most people prepared for a weekend indoors, RIPA staff prepared for our first snow day on the island, including our first snowshoeing adventure! Children from surrounding Read More

El Nino and the Minnesota Snowshoeing Season

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Minnesota has suffered a very slow start to winter for the second consecutive year. In good snow years our snow dancing brings measurable snow in early December, sometimes as early as Thanksgiving. Snowshoeing, along with other winter fun, is well underway way with a foot or more of snow.

For the 2015-2016 winter season 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

Letting The Kids Take the Lead

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Rebecca, Family Ambassador

This year I have a goal. It’s to stop planning outdoor adventures with a specific destination in mind. I’m trying to enjoy the journey, not focus on the destination. When it comes to snowshoeing with kids sometimes this means that we never lose sight of our car in the parking lot. It also means that sometimes we 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

Snowglow Snowshoes for the Reluctant Snowshoer

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Rebecca, Family Ambassador

As a mother I feel that it’s my duty to introduce my children to outdoor winter activities.

It doesn’t matter if its snowshoeing, ice skating, Nordic skiing, sledding, or downhill skiing.

In our family winter isn’t for hibernating, it’s for playing outside in the snow.

When my oldest son was just 18 months old we strapped 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

The Joy of Snowshoeing

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Bill, Trail Walking Ambassador

Entering my second year as a Tubbs Ambassador, I am using the new men’s Boundary Peak snowshoes for my snow adventures. I started snowshoeing over 20 years ago, starting with basic wooden shoes, then graduating through several different brands of snowshoes and bindings. I was very excited to get to try the 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