The Iditarod

-Forest Hills   As many winter outdoor enthusiast know the Iditarod is scheduled to start this year on March 2nd. This amazing 998 mile race running from Anchorage to Nome has plenty of ways in could be incorporated into a traditional classroom’s curriculum. The question is how can you integrate this idea into a physical …

The Luminary Loppet

-Anne M.  Day Hiking Ambassador Home to numerous lakes and a large Scandinavian population, Minneapolis hosts an annual City of Lakes Loppet. A loppet is a Scandinavian term for a long-distance endurance event, namely cross-country skiing. In Minneapolis, it includes cross-country skiing, skijoring, fat tire bicycling, and snowshoeing, not to mention bonfires, ice luminaries, snow …

Engagement at the Romp – Who knew it was possible?

-Lorraine C. Trail Walking Ambassador It’s the morning of the Romp to Stomp in New Jersey.  For some unknown reason we’re actually 20 minutes early.  I usually factor in time for me to get lost on driving excursions even with GPS.  I’ve been directionally challenged since birth.  I’m sitting in my car with Dave waiting …