Growing up in the cities, I wasn't exposed much to the Minnesota outdoors. It wasn't until I came to Morris, Minnesota where I met many outdoor enthusiasts! The associate pastor of my local church even came up with an apostolic ministry called, Outfitters for Adventure, that plants churches through relationshop building!
The closest outdoor sport I participated growing-up was "Archery", which was one of the fun classes I had an opportunity to take while attending Battle Creek Middle School in St. Paul. I really enjoyed this class, which was probably a rare opportunity!
I've learned to appreciate Minnesota winters by going sledding, skiing, ice skating, snow boarding, and willing to try ice fishing someday!
American Athletic 548 Cougar Boys'/Men's Recreational Ice Skates, from the sports authority
*bought a pair of Hockey Skate: Patins de Hockey from Play it Again Sports
SKIING (Cross-Country, Downhill, etc.>)
My Favorite Minnesota - Snowboarding - Snow Sports
"Hi, my name is Wade Fischer. I have been snowboarding for 17 years and will probably continue to until I physically can't. I first started snowboarding when I was 14 and I actually built my own snowboard! I had always skateboarded and when the snow fell I needed something to do. So, I ripped some edges off of some old ski's and attached them to some wood and I was hooked ever since! I think the best part of snowboarding is just being with friends and having a good time. I know that some people can get pretty stressed out about getting the biggest trick or the most air but I think just being with friends and having a good time is what keeps me going. "
My Favorite Minnesota - Snowmobiling - Snow Sports
"In Memory of C.J. Ramstad 1945-2007
Hey all, I'm C.J. Ramstad. I've written the official Snowmobile Trail Guide for the State of Minnesota for several years. I've been involved with the sport since 1969, and have traveled virtually every one of the 20,000 miles of trails in the state. I belong to a snowmobiling group called the Muddoggers, who ride together, following the snow, saddlebag style (no trucks). I've published magazines in the snowmobiling industry since 1973, and have served as editor at every existing snowmobiling publication. I have also written four books about snowmobiling. My snowmobiling travels have taken me around the world, from South America to Russia, to Iceland and Scandinavia. More content is found here.
This past weekend (Feb 2005), I went with a couple of youth to checkout the snowmobile race on the "2 Foot Ice Thick" Lake Minnewaska in Glenwood's annual "Winterama".
Cory and Mike watching the snowmobile race
Cory and Mike check out the parked snowmobiles
Secound-half of the snowmobile race, which can get very loud when you stay long enough!
Cory takes one of 3 shots in the ice golf (see World Ice Golf Championship in Greenland) game along the Glenwood beach side of Lake Minnewaska
Minow Eating Contest-whoever eats the most in 30 sec wins!
Cory, Mike, and I head to my vehicle parked amongst others on the "thick" ice! It was my first time actually driving on ice, which I was a little scared. Mike told me the ice is 2 feet deep, which gave me the confidence to do this. I would later found out that I should always leave my windows open in case my car fall through-especially my vehicle having electric powered windows (other driving tips)! I would also have have car problems later that evening after driving around Morris.
-Snowmobiling in Minnesota
My Favorite Minnesota - Mountain Biking - adventure sports
"I first mountain biked while living in Chile, South America. When I returned to Minnesota, I thought that, without mountains, there'd be no "real" mountain biking. I was very mistaken. There are great trails around the Twin Cities themselves, with obstacles and a maze of trails varying in difficulty. There are many trails around Duluth and the rest of the state as well. Check with Minnesota Off-Road Cyclists [MORC (http://www.morcmtb.org/)] about trails where you want to ride. Spin those wheels and have some fun!"
During the summer, I've had rare opportunities to go fishing, water skiing, camping, and hikking (see Summer 03'Hikiing Trip!
As I've grown in my personal relationship with God, I've learn to grow in appreciation and a fascination of His creation. Especially here in the United States, where the terrain is probably the most diverse than any nation in this planet!
I went "real" camping for the first time ever in 2003! I slept in a tent before-first time as a little kid in the backyard with a neighbor. Here is my story=> Camping Trip of 2003
My Favorite Minnesota - Camping - Campsites
"Hi, my name is Paul Sundberg. I've been a park ranger for 35 years. I'm an avid outdoorsman and photographer. We started taking my daughter camping in the boundary waters canoe area and state parks when she was only six months old. Our favorite family memories have been made while camping in Minnesota. There is so much wildlife in Minnesota to see, moose, timberwolves, waking up in a tent to the call of a loon. Minnesota has so much public land that you can get out and enjoy spending quality time with friends and family, photographing nature, and just being out there soaking up the great outdoors."
Over 40 Mosquito Bite Itch Relief Tips
Fishing for Beginners
"Instructions on what is needed to start fishing, and how to tie a hook "
Take A Kid Fishing
SATURDAY, JUNE 11th 2005 @9:30a-3:30p
"TAKE A KID FISHING event will be held at the public access to Lake Oliver (north of Appleton in Swift County) on Co. Rd. 5. All kids welcome. Volunteers and boats needed. Sponsored by Holloway Rod & Gun Club. For more info contact Jeff & Heather Piotter (320) 289-1762. "-Morris Sun Tribune Community Calender
I just called the number above and chatted with Holly. She told me that the age range are 0-16 years old. If it's their first year, they get a free fishing pole. The second year, they get a free tackle box. Plus, they can ride a boat with the other "kids". Those over 17 can come, but will not get these FREE services.
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Inline oval track skating roseville mn
"This video from Adamsinline.com is of the web night track speed skating in Roseville MN every wed june-aug. Sponsored by Adamsinline.com. Come try inline track skating, teaches you surge recovery skills for long distance marathon races. "
A friend of mine is going Pheasant Hunting in Redfield, South Dakota during the season opener this weekend (October 15th-17th of 2004)
AS A DEER PANTETH
"A BEAUTY FULL SONG ABOUT OUR DISIRE TO WORSHIP THE HEAVNLY FATHER I DONT KNOW WHO WROTE IT BUT PRAISE GOD THAT THEY DID"
"As the deer panteth for the water
So my soul longeth after Thee
You alone are my heart's desire
And I long to worship Thee" -lyrics from gospel christian songs free mp3
I was able to take this "rare" picture out in the backyard of my parent's home in St. Paul. I would read in the Distict 1 Newspaper that many deers has been running around the area, which they opened it to bow-hunting to help decrease the deer population in this area.