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Outdoor adventure travel and the rites of spring

When taking part in outdoor adventure travel, the changing of the seasons is acutely noted by those who take part. This is especially true between fall and winter and winter and spring. I call this period the in betweens. Not only does the weather change, but the activity themselves change. Alpine and cross-country skiing gives [...]

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Five places to cross-country ski in central Wisconsin

In a previous article the author discussed the Kettle Moraine parks in southern Wisconsin, which have some of the best cross-country skiing in the country in my opinion. Central Wisconsin has a few parks which are fantastic as well. They may not be as great as Kettle Moraine, but they come close. Blue Mound State [...]

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Mirror Lake State Park winter scene

  Mirror Lake State Park taken last year from a cross-country ski trail as winter ebbed away. This one is for the ice fisherman as ice shanties can be seen in the distance. I skied these trails in early march as sandhill cranes flew north, and I knew winter and skiing was on its way [...]

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Evade the heat wave at six Wisconsin State Parks

Here are six places to escape the summer heat wave with a refreshing swim at a Wisconsin State Park. The sweltering heat, which has gripped the Midwest for the past three days is expected to intensify over the next couple of days. Wednesday and Thursday will be the worst days, and the heat wave will [...]

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