The Diehard Reward


Tim T., Backcountry Ambassador

Just at a time when the office is filled with people expressing disdain for one more day of cold weather, contempt for the “S” word in the forecast, I silently nod and smile knowing all the while that diehard winter lovers head for the wilds and receive just reward!

This was our experience Read More

Canadian Quinzee


Not an ordinary Valentine’s Day, trekking off into the frozen backcountry, leaving my special someone at home with a heartfelt card and promises to be fulfilled post trip. Admittedly it was error on my part in planning last November and one that is not likely to be repeated again anytime soon.

We absolutely hit the weather Read More

It’s about the People

It was a perfect day – for sooo many reasons! It was winter. The air was brisk. There was an abundance of snow. The sun came out. Friends gathered. We played on snowshoes! New friendships were formed. We shared a meal and some wine. We gazed at the stars beside a bonfire. We talked and Read More

It’s Like a Dream

Porcupine Mountain State Park in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is a must see destination for snow lovers no matter where may they reside. I’ve been to almost every yurt in the park in winter, which incidentally will accommodate only four backcountry enthusiasts. Since there has been overwhelming interest from friends and family this year we opted Read More

Winter High


Many have said that the adventure and excitement of a backcountry trip starts well before the team hits the trailhead. Given that our first outing of the 2014 season to Eagle Mountain, MN was scheduled in late December 2013, a full 3 weeks after sufficient snowfall, I would agree! I slept in the back yard Read More

Q & A with Tim

Name: Tim T

Where did you grow up? Green Bay, WI, yes a Packer Fan!

Where do you live now? Lino Lakes, MN just north of the Twin Cities

3 things we should know about you?

-I lived in Dallas for a few years but moved back to the mid-west for the seasons, primarily missed winter.

-On my first winter Read More



-Tim T.

Backcountry Ambassador

One of the most memorable winter backpack/snowshoe trips was in the forests of northern Wisconsin. It was just two of us and we went off trail. After an hour or so we came up over a ridge that overlooked a lake. We noticed a cabin nestled in the pines. Curiosity, coupled with nothing Read More