frosty advice from local snow sculpting team The Starvin’ Carvists
Thu. Dec. 22nd, 2011 | illustrated by Beth Czech
Start with a well-packed mold, formed by 4 big plywood walls that come apart to reveal the packed snow ...
get your chance this year at Winter After Hours
Thu. Dec. 22nd, 2011 | Nick Meyer
When Volume One and the Eau Claire Parks and Recreation Department teamed up to create Winter After Hours two years ago, the mission was to help change the winter scene in Eau Claire.
local author’s book on the American Birkebeiner
Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011
Unless you live under a rock, you know what a marathon is. You’ve most likely heard of a triathlon. But it was not until I had the honored privilege of interviewing local author Walter Rhein about his new book Beyond Birkie Fever that I had any ...
a fascination with family snowmobiles
Wed. Dec. 21st, 2011 | Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster
I’ve always loved my dad’s old snowmobiles. He’s always had one or two for as long as I can remember, and they were a fixture of my youth. My family always had a cabin in the northwestern part of the state, so we always had wintertime access to ...
a statistical look at why you should watch the ditches
Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Trevor Kupfer, design by Kelsey Gomez
A statistical look at why you should watch the ditches ...
Hobbs Ice Center hosts three festive events this winter including skating with Santa
Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Trevor Kupfer
Have you ever noticed that every musical, movie, or TV show with a kidsy angle is made that much more awesome by adding the phrase “on ice?” Think about it. Disney On Ice: genius. Sesame Street On Ice: brilliant.
a chat with Eau Clairian Ryan Burr, who ran 11 marathons this year alone
Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Luc Anthony
“Things change dramatically. Some call this the wall. Some call it bonking. Whatever you call it, you have to find a way to overcome it.”– Ryan Burr, on the opposite of the “runner’s high”
hardcore cyclists to invade town for multi-terrain race
Wed. Nov. 23rd, 2011 | Heidi Kraemer
Want a crazy way to spice up the holidays and put those Thanksgiving calories to use? Overdrive Cycling Club presents the Princeton Valley Cyclocross Race at the Eau Claire golf course as a benefit for Feed My People.
killing some basic hunter stereotypes
Thu. Nov. 10th, 2011 | Mike Paulus, illustrated by Ian Kloster
Since this activity resides at the top of a short list of honest-to-god manly activities with which I have experience, I hold it dear to my heart. Without it, my résumé of machismo would only include “building retaining walls” & “backing up a trailer
Wed. Nov. 2nd, 2011
Wed. Nov. 2nd, 2011
Beaver Creek's upcoming snowshoe workshops and hikes
Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011
Before Scandinavians immigrated to America in the early 1800s and introduced winter skis as a form of transportation, people used snowshoes, made by hand. These days, snowshoes have been pushed aside for not only skiing...
yes, we have a freshwater surfing scene – thanks to the Great Lakes
Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011 | Heidi Kraemer
When you think of surfing, what comes to mind? Perhaps white-sand beaches, swaying palm trees, tropical flowers, huge ocean swells, and Point Break? How about potlucks, Cheeseheads, and the chilly, freshwater shores of our very own Lake Michigan?
Wisconsin has hundreds of thousands of acres of public land you can hunt and/or fish on
Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011
That’s right. We have approximately one crap-ton of land (both public and private) you can legally hunt on, and the DNR has the resources listing all of it. That’s 308 wildlife areas, 52 state parks, 653 natural areas and a total of 1,482 properties.
lots of you probably head up north to hunt, but is that the best spot?
Wed. Oct. 26th, 2011 | Trevor Kupfer
Maybe it’s just me, but the vast majority of my family, friends, and acquaintances who hunt tend to do so “up north.” I don’t know if it’s because they know someone with land “up there,” or if it’s become a tradition...
Fri. Oct. 14th, 2011 | Jeffy Durant
As an adventurous hiker you will eventually need quite a lot of gear – camping equipment, hiking equipment, backpacking equipment and more. However you don’t need everything at once, you don’t always need to pay top dollar and you don’t want to ...
ten ideas for keeping the kids active as the weather gets chilly
Mon. Sep. 19th, 2011 | Alyssa Schulte
Autumn is upon us, and if you’re like me, you’re eager to get outside and enjoy the brisk weather and changing colors of the season. Fall also means back-to-school, but it doesn’t have to mean the end of outdoor fun. Here’s some awesome tips ...
see the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp autumn air
Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011 | V1 Staff
See the leaves, feel the sun, suck some of the crisp Autumn air on some of the area's best hiking trails ...
how those leaf things change colors
Mon. Aug. 29th, 2011
Most of us vaguely remember hearing the word “photosynthesis” at some point in school. But for those who pulled a Ferris Bueller and played hooky that day, let’s take a quick refresher course ...
Warrior Dash-style ‘Freak 5k’ returns to Chippewa Falls
Mon. Aug. 15th, 2011 | Emily Anderson
Prepare to get your “freak on” at this debut Warrior Dash-style event. Beginning near Irvine Park at noon, the Freak 5k was created by Fit Elite of Eau Claire, a workout facility on Mall Drive.