Ambassador Profile: Tim

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Where do you live?
Lino Lakes, MN

Top 3 things we should know about you?
The majority of my vacation time is spent getting people into the outdoors; The wilderness is my best medicine; Winter is my favorite season.

Favorite aspect of snowshoeing?
Solitude – the trails, parks and backcountry are void of most other outdoor enthusiasts Read More

Thoughts on Mt. Rainier

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Authored By Tim T., Backcountry Ambassador

Successfully summiting Mt. Rainier seems likes a daunting, near impossible endeavor from the flatlands and “thick air” of the Midwest.  Literature, blogs and the wisdom of those we spoke to who had been on “The Mountain” suggested that if the weather cooperated there was always the clear reality of succumbing Read More

Ambassador of the Quarter

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Ambassador of the Quarter, Tim T., Backcountry Ambassador

Tim hails from Lino Lakes, Minnesota, an area that received more than their fair share of snow and below freezing temperatures this snowshoeing season. Not only is Tim an adventurous weekend backcountry explorer, but he also spends most of his weekends voluntarily guiding people in outside excursions ranging Read More

The Diehard Reward

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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

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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

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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

Wolves?

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-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