On a Roll: Chippewa Valley Roller Derby Evolves

For years, the Chippewa Valley Roller Derby (formerly Chippewa Valley Roller Girls) has wanted to have multiple home teams. This is the year that will happen. On Friday, Oct. 12, the Chippewa Valley Roller Derby (CVRD) ...

A Way on the Water

local leaders announce river trail plan, map

For millennia, the Chippewa River has been a conduit for travel, commerce, and recreation. Now, thanks to collaboration among a broad swathe of local groups, the 4.2 miles of the river that flow through the city of Eau Claire are officially a water trail ...

25 Hiking Trails in the Chippewa Valley - a Volume One Web App

flip thru local hiking trail maps with this web app

Explore every hiking trail near Eau Claire, Chippewa Falls, and Menomonie with this interactive web-app. Flip thru 25 trails to see aerial Google Earth views, photos, official trail maps, and Google Map directions to each trail.

Opening Weekend

the first morning of fishing season is usually cold, but the memories formed couldn’t be warmer

The opening weekend of walleye fishing season is practically a state holiday where I grew up in northern Minnesota. And I suspect the same is true for many folks here in western Wisconsin. I rarely miss an opportunity to get together with my dad to fish “the opener” ...

Keeping Kids Engaged on Outdoor Adventures

a Q&A with prolific hiking guidebook author Rob Bignell

There’s just something about getting outside and being one with nature. The sounds. The smells. The fresh air. Not to mention enjoying the great outdoors with the entire family. Insert sounds of a vinyl record screeching ...

GEAU CLIMB

outdoors or indoors, climbing can be a rigorous adventure

When we think about rock climbing, places like Yosemite or the Rocky Mountains come to mind. Serious climbers don’t waste their time dawdling in the Midwest, right? Of course, California and Colorado ...