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Recreation

Why I Teach Skiing

“Can I ask you something?” my student asked. “Sure! What’s on your mind?” “Are we slow for this type class?” His voice sounded tentative and doubting. “Oh gosh no. Trust me, you are quite typical for beginner ski class. You’re doing all the right things.” In my sixth season working…

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Taking Down the Teepee

At first I thought it was a slash pile. A pile of branches stacked up teepee style in the woods. Slash piles are commonplace in the woods around Nederland. We had several on our own property. Slash is what you have left over when  you cut down a tree. Most…

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Skiing Covid Style

“I think we should go skiing today” Bryon said. “I don’t know, I’m not feeling that well.” “It will be good to have some fun like we used to and get away from all the stresses.” Begrudgingly, I put my ski pants on, grabbed my jacket, skis and boot bag…

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Leslie’s Redemption on Mt. Huron

I don’t like to fail. And I’m not a quitter. Because of this, I overly prepare for most physical quests I undertake. When I hiked the John Muir Trail in 2005, I spent nine months hiking every spare minute I had. This included 60-minute stints on an inclined treadmill wearing…

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