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But winter? Presque Isle in the winter is...magic. "The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula that juts out into Lake Superior.
"The island" is how locals refer to Presque Isle State Park, a peninsula north of town that juts out into Lake Superior. In the summer, you can find us jumping off of Black Rocks, or walking along the breakwall to the lighthouse. Presque Isle is such a shockingly beautiful place that even landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted (one of...
The Sweaty Betty Astro ski pants are windproof, waterproof & comfortable. They're also cute. These bibs really are the Holy Grail of Snow Pants.
I was in the process of pulling together a list of my 10 most-worn pieces of all time when I realized that my beloved Sweaty Betty snow pants had to make the cut. By any measure (cost-per-wear, practicality, joy) they're gonna be on that list. Sweaty Betty Astro Softshell Bibs: The Holy Grail Of Waterproof Snow Pants I've had...
I'm not really daunted by winter. While some people hibernate, I just...layer. UGG boots, fleece leggings, MOTHER jeans & cashmere...+ a few more cold-weather accessories.
I am definitely, absofreakinglutely an outdoor girl. I need fresh air on my face, I need to breathe it in, I need to walk and move and rearrange my thoughts in a way I've only ever been able to do when outside. I also grew up in Marquette, MI, where below zero temps were the norm Dec - March,...
For playing in snow, all we need is waterproof & water-resistant gear to stay warm & dry. Winter boots, fleece-lined pants,beanie hats, insulated mittens...Mens & kids, inside.
Remember how I said you might go stir-crazy if you don't enjoy some sort of snow activity in the winter? That goes for kids too--especially for kids. Fortunately, Greenlea's usually pretty excited to get outside. Uncle Mike took her skiing last year (she loved it), and she always has fun sledding with her cousins...Auntie Shana even got her on...
We're trying snowshoeing! Backcountry believes even "indoor" girls can enjoy outdoor experiences. Maybe it's a Sign From The Universe. Here's what to wear.
This post is sponsored by Backcountry & ShopStyle. Marquette, Michigan, (my hometown) is a winter wonderland. It's snowy and gorgeous, and people come from miles around to experience it. We have extensive snowmobile trails, a ski hill that's just minutes from downtown, and a gorgeous lake to surf in (yes, even in the winter!) . . . or just look...
Go to Alta, everyone said. You'll love Alta. And...I suspect they're right. But Pax had recently taken to snowboarding and was currently a solid obsession level 11 (on a 10-point scale) and Alta doesn't allow snowboarders. Which, for our parent, ski-team-crowd, isn't usually a problem. But Pax, as many of you well know, is almost always my problem child...
We had a super-fun vacation at Boyne Highlands resort in Michigan. Skiing, S'mores-making, swimming & dining — perfect for family-friendly bonding. Go!
Over the Christmas holidays, Mike and I — between visiting family in Michigan — surprised the boys with a few days of skiing at Boyne Highlands, located near the top of the mitten in what we call Northern Michigan. (Not the Upper Peninsula, mind you. Still the mitten.) Given that it was December and the midwest and #climatechange...it rained...
One thing I've learned, while living on the East Coast, is that most of these people have no idea where I'm from. I get glazed eyes, hesitant head nods, and — from the geography buffs — "isn't that Canada?" Um. No. I'm from the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, a piece of land that is sandwiched between Lake Superior and the...
Snow + school cancellations = oy! Get ready to be a super-cool Snow Day Mom, armed with fun activities to do with the kids inside & out. Here's your guide.
I am NOT a fun snow day mom. This post is MY PLAN for how to be a super-fun Snow Day Mom, not what I ACTUALLY do on snow days. When the text comes through that school is canceled, what actually happens is my stomach drops. Fortunately, I have multiple flexible part-time jobs right now, so I don’t have to scrounge to...
I don't recall exactly when I realized that we were, in fact, screwed.  A little niggling doubt started creeping in as I attached an avalanche beacon to my seven year old.  (The guide assured me that it was just 'for the lawyers' but still.) Or perhaps when we boarded the shuttle, in full gear, and I realized that the...

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