What We’re Looking Forward To

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It’s time to start planning–Halloween is approaching which means the stores have Christmas decorations out already (we kid, we kid)–and we’re on the hunt for some epic snow hikes. If you haven’t met our awesome new Ambassador crew, you should. Here is a list of favorite winter spots from the people who know it best. Follow Read More

Who’s Who On The Tubbs Crew

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Since the beginning of Tubbs (over 110 years ago!), our company goal has been more than just building the best snowshoes. We’ve always tried to support the snowshoe community and the people who use our products. To us, snowshoeing is not just what’s on your feet, it’s the experience the shoes give you. Our snowshoes might Read More

Isle Royale National Park

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By Tim Taylor, Tubbs Ambassador

Every fall I usher out another Medicine Lake Trip season with either a backpacking trip or a Boundary Waters Canoe Area excursion. It’s a perfect time; temperatures begin to cool, the pesky mosquitoes are pretty much non-existent and, of course, the leaves are changing. This past September we elected to return Read More

Giving Back to the Outdoor Community

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Summer is officially here but that doesn’t mean the Tubbs community stops doing what they do best; getting outside! This month we’d like to highlight our amazing ambassadors, who donate their time, equipment, money, or support to helping their outdoor community.

Read from our ambassadors about how they act as models of service in their area!

From Tim, Read More

Snowshoe Card Chase

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Interested in a fresh idea on how to engage a large group of people during a snowshoe event? You’ll need a basic understanding of card poker and an interest in tromping around the woods to find the best hand. On a crisp sunny February day in the Wisconsin north woods we pulled 24 Read More

Enabler of Memories

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Up until Groundhog Day, February 2nd 2016, Minnesota has just been eeking by with enough snow to classify as winter. But today we’ve all been sent home early from work and after school events cancelled. That’s what a foot of oncoming snow will do for ya! Punxsutawney Phil predicted an early spring by 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

Ingredients

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

Ingredients: Group morale on the trail, why it’s important, how to recognize
when it’s leaving and how to get it back.

 Tolerance for physical exertion, the environmental extremes of heat, cold and rain, level of conditioning, group make-up and comfort level in being miles from civilization can all have an impact on a person’s Read More

Apostle Islands Winter Adventure

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Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

It’s certainly been a challenging year for snow fall local to the Twin Cities (MN). We had a nice snowfall early in November and everyone was optimistic for another big snow year. Slowly that began to fade however with a brown Christmas and a lack of interest in our first scheduled outing on Read More

Planning Season

Tim, Backcountry Ambassador

October and November is pre-season planning time for me. Structured group trips are over for the year so I have the chance to catch up on photo processing and begin sketching out new adventures for the 2015 season! How is the schedule built? On the trail we are always sharing stories from cool Read More