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Birkie fever 2016

Birkie Fever 2016

This was my fourth American Birkebeiner Marathon or affectionally nicknamed the Birkie. Many who participate ail from Birkie Fever. Symptoms include skiing whenever possible during the winter, checking the forecast every day hoping for snow, and looking forward to a late February weekend in Hayward, Wisconsin. Afflicted with Birkie Fever I am definitely afflicted. I […]

GoPro Birkie adventure

A Birkie GoPro cross-country ski adventure

It has been a frustrating start to the cross-country ski season thanks to el Niño. It was 60 degrees and raining two days before Christmas in Chicago. Even the usually reliable Upper Peninsula of Michigan has been without the flaky white stuff. Finally a the storm that brought rain to Chicago provided the long awaited snow to northwest […]

Best outdoor adventure travel 2014

Best outdoor adventure travel moments of 2014

One of the big parts of travel for me is reminiscing and thinking about past trips. It is interesting how certain trips settle in one’s memory. Whenever I go on a trip with my dad we spend so much time talking about memories from past trips that we sometimes do not have time to focus […]