Things to know


Backcountry Skiing Tip

Backcountry Skiing Tip by Andy Dappen Backcountry skiers spend hundreds of dollars shaving ounces of weight from their skis, boots, and bindings ...and then they walk uphill, collect a lot of snow on the tops... Read More...

Quick Sticks

Most of the essential tools and supplies: iron, copper-bristled base brush, ski clamp, plastic scraper, wax, and file (for sharpening the scraper and ski edges). Note: Old irons like the one in this picture a... Read More...

Edible Gold

by WenOut Staff Sherri Schneider, sent us a short missive concerning the Shangri-La of ‘shrooms’  sprouting from the slopes of close by hills and from the loams of local dales. She wrote: “Hey….with all thi... Read More...

Election Day for Honey Bees

The dandelions are out in full force in our area and the honey bees are happily visiting them. Please think twice about spraying your dandelions when you could be helping out the bees by letting your dandelions... Read More...

Jumpen Jack Fox

Jumpen Jack Fox This video was circulating several years ago. Even if you saw it then, it’s worth rewatching. And if this is the first time around for you, enjoy. Interesting and amazing. ... Read More...

Battle Scars

            Hours after abdominal reconstructive surgery, all doped up on pain pills, I took a "selfie." Battle Scars by Sarah ShafferAbout 1.5 years ago I had fairly extensive surgery. Following the bir... Read More...

To Build a Fire

by Andy Dappen Nightfall was dropping like a curtain over the snowy ridge we were skiing. Tom Janisch and I were peering over a short drop we could jump but could probably not re-climb. Beyond this impedimen... Read More...

Equestrian Skijoring

So you thought Skijoring was for the dogs. Think again. Skijoring was coined in the 1920's by the Norwegians to mean "ski drive." It is the action of being pulled over snow or ice on skis by a horse, dog or mot... Read More...

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