Snowshoe to the Eben Ice Caves

Snowshoe to the Eben Ice Caves By Michael Dwyer This winter has provided Michigan a plentiful amount of snow to keep enthusiasts eager to engage the outdoors. While cold weather and weekend snowstorms slow down the tourist action, those looking to brave the weather will find pure Michigan enjoyment all around them. A trip to the Upper Peninsula before the white stuff melts may be just the thing one needs. The Eben Ice Caves in the Rock River Wilderness area of the Hiawatha National … [Read more...]

Exposed: Is barefoot running on the beach OK when you vacation this winter?

As February approaches and we begin to make plans for our winter steal-away, if you’re anything like me, you’ve been wondering what new outdoor adventure can we tackle on this year’s vacation. When I think of outdoor adventure, I always think of hiking, biking, swimming, kayaking and you know, climbing a mountain or volcano—nothing too rigorous or strenuous, right? —A girl can dream, can’t she? But in doing so, I always seem to envision myself being as close to the earth as possible, trying to … [Read more...]