Ski Conditioning

Although this article is on the older side, this exercise program for ski conditioning still is pertinent. If you haven't started skiing yet this season, get going and follow the workout below to get in shape f... Read More...

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled

Lessons of the Nearly Crippled             by Andy Dappen It was DAD (Dawn and Dusk) Patrol Wednesday. Matt Dahlgreen and I had embarked on one of those trips our wives envision as a picture of Hell rath... Read More...

First-Aid Lite

First-Aid Lite by Andy Dappen (fact checked by Dr. Mark Shipman) When trying to rid your pack of unnecessary pounds, the normal first-aid kit is worth putting under the microscope. With some scrutiny it’s act... Read More...

Sports Nutrition Made Simple

by Andy Dappen Awhile back I listened to Maureen Boswell, a registered dietician and a health-fitness instructor, talk to Wenatchee High School athletes about sports nutrition. Maureen has written articles for... Read More...

MicroSpikes-Studded Tires for Feet

by Andy Dappen It’s a transitional time of year. There’s not the usual snow pack for Nordic skiing, backcountry skiing, or snowshoeing, but enough ice on trails to make the slip-factor ripe for body slams. Kid... Read More...

Backcountry Pharmacy

In this suit-happy world, the author of this article preferred not to be identified. He's had first-aid training and is an experienced climber. He is not a medical professional.  This story and its recommendat... Read More...

Adjusting to Injury

by Molly Steere Eight weeks ago, I ruptured my plantar fascia (the flat band of tissue, or ligament, which runs from the back of the heel and fans out to the toes). I had plantar fasciitis and decided to go to... Read More...