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...
How to Handle Animal Encounters

How to Handle Animal Encounters

Out on the trail, I regularly run into two kinds of hikers: those who are hoping to have some animal encounters, and those who decidedly are not. I fall somewhere in between. I enjoy seeing wildlife on the trail, even potentially dangerous animals. However, I prefer...
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...
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