November/December 2012

Winter is coming. Time to find your inner Yeti and gear up for a season of snow-tromping adventure. And like that fantastical beast, you’re going to need some oversized feet to travel the deep winter snows. The right pair of snowshoes provides you with the traction, flotation, and bindings you need for your preferred winter…

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Even after last weekend’s time change, it’s still dark on school-day mornings when I wake up Ursula and Virgil. This morning as I leaned over to give Ursula a first shake, I stumbled over a pile of books next to her bed. The pile avalanched onto my bare feet and nearly toppled me. Threats were…

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“Parents are natural risk managers,” says Aaron Gorban, AMC’s manager for leadership training and risk management and the father of a 4-year-old daughter. That protective concern, however, shouldn’t keep parents and their children away from outdoor activities. By trying to avoid risks, Gorban says, parents may actually risk something more serious, in experiences lost and…

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Out on our pond, a pile of partially submerged branches spreads out from our local beaver lodge. The beavers are good neighbors, if a bit cheeky: They had the nerve to build their lodge right at the edge of our property, although at least it’s tucked into a marshy curve of the shoreline that’s hard…

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