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Cross-Country Skiing: How to Get Started

You’re up here in the Northern Wilds, pacing a circle into the carpet indoors in the wintertime. You finally decide you’re going to give cross-country skiing a try. Good for you! It’s simply the greatest sport in the world. But skiing outdoors in the winter can be daunting Continue Reading...



Drill, Sit, Jig: Ice Fishing

If you’re looking for something unique to try on a first date this winter, ice fishing probably isn’t the place to start.

After all, consider the scene: two people walking 500 yards through the blowing wind across a frozen lake near the Minnesota/Canadian border. They crunch Continue Reading...



Walking on Snow

In winter, the snow gets pretty deep around here. Sometimes it comes early. Other years it arrives late. Most winters, the snow just keeps getting deeper and deeper until spring arrives. I don’t think much about the snow depth until it reaches my knees, because I can trudge Continue Reading...