Skiing and Snowshoeing at ABR

Skiing and Snowshoeing at ABR

Read This Article On The Star Tribune Many people say ABR is a funny name for a ski resort. I suppose that’s true. ABR stands for Active Backwoods Retreat. And despite its unusual acronym name, USA Today readers rated it the fourth-best cross-country ski resort...
Best Hiking Gifts for Father’s Day

Best Hiking Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is looming, so it’s time to think about hiking gifts for fathers – or for any special man in your life. Various stores and consumer sites regularly come up with lists of what are supposedly the best hiking gear, clothing and equipment. But I...
Setting Up Your Tent in the Wind

Setting Up Your Tent in the Wind

One of the first things I discovered when I started backpacking was that it’s not easy to set up a tent in the wind. Or take one down, for that matter. In fact, strong winds are one of the most destructive elements Mother Nature can throw at your tent. Because...
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