Name: Michelle F
Where did you grow up? Anchorage, Alaska
Where do you live now? Anchorage, Alaska
3 things we should know about you?
- Winter is my favorite season, I love all winter sports and play on several hockey teams in addition to my cross country skiing addiction and soon to be snowshoeing obsession
- I ALWAYS have gear in my car for spontaneous outdoor activities – in fact my skis are still in my Thule carrier on top of my car (just in case!) and I have my road bike and running gear ready for my lunchtime workout.
- I am super stubborn and hate quitting so sometimes this can be a problem if on adventures and weather gets bad or time is running out….I usually want to press on while others in my group want to bag it and head back. I like to meet my goals whether it’s the end of a valley, top of a peak, or a set distance. I am working on this – especially when kids are in tow.
When did you first try snowshoeing? Late Teens…17 or 18
Favorite beverage while snowshoeing? Coffee
Favorite snack while on the trails? Trail Mix – all kinds
What words do you live by? Work hard and make things happen, impossible is not an option
Dream vacation? Trekking in Nepal/India
What is your favorite place to snowshoe? Chugach Mountains – right out by backyard!
Cat or dog? DOG, I have 2 currently but have had up to 4 in the past
Ice cream or gelato? Coffee Gelato
Sunrise or sunset? Sunrise