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We are going to see what the system brings this Thursday into Friday AM. If it is more snow than rain, we will have an Intro to Cross Country Ski event on Sunday at 10:00 AM. If these two knuckleheads can do it, anyone can!  #gearupheadout #xcski
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Posted on January 12, 2021





We are going to see what the system brings this Thursday into Friday AM. If it is more snow than rain, we will have an Intro to Cross Country Ski event on Sunday at 10:00 AM. If these two knuckleheads can do it, anyone can! 🙂

#gearupheadout #xcski

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January 20, 2021

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January 20, 2021

Mother Nature could not have cooperated more for our snowshoe hike last Sunday at #kieselburgforestpreserve. A little snow before to frost the trees, a little sun during the hike to warm our spirits. (Scotch afterwards warmed it a little too! ). Thanks to all that came out to #trysomethingnew.#gearupheadout #snowshoehike #getoutside #enjoywinter #gorockford

January 19, 2021

Trails groomed and new classic track set at Aldeen, Sinnissippi, and Atwood. Pics below from Sinny and Aldeen. A little icy but a thin layer on top to provide some traction. Had decent kick despite the ice. Considering what we have to work with weather wise, happy to see we have tracks!#gearupheadout #livetoski #enjoywinter

January 19, 2021

If you spend a lot of time in the outdoors, especially off the beaten path, it helps if someone in the group has the skills and knowledge to help in a medical situation. We are teaching these skills next weekend with our Wilderness First Aid certification class. For more info or to register for this two day event, please visit https://bit.ly/2JSj0Bo. #gearupheadout #wildernessfirstaid #getoutside

January 17, 2021

Next week our friends at GoRockford have something cooking....and so do are our area restaurants! Please make an effort to support #ToGoRockfordRestaurantWeek by visiting your favorite restaurant, and then try some place new! I know food in styrofoam containers is not the best, and the restaurants feel the same! Check out what they have cooking at https://fb.watch/33aSe3Km2L/.Our way of saying #thanks is giving you 10% off any apparel purchase with a receipt from a local restaurant thru the end of January. #gearupeatout #supportlocal #eatinthe815

January 16, 2021

Like chocolate and peanut butter, great hiking shoes and great socks go together. Give your feet a treat with Oboz Footwear and FITS socks. Thru January get a free pair of FITS when you purchase a pair of Oboz shoes. While supplies last!#gearupheadout #treatyourfeet #itsgottabetheshoes

January 14, 2021

Met this group of people this summer at one of our SUP classes. The gym was closed, so one of them took the group outdoors for their exercise. Hiking led to trail running, which led to mountain biking, and eventually to paddling. Now they are coming back for Cross Country Ski lessons! They got crossed up from time to time, conditions were a little icy. But by the end they were gliding and smiling. Insiders becoming Outsiders. Love it! Thanks for coming out to #trysomethingnew! I even learned something new to do during lessons. #gearupheadout #livetoski #enjoywinter #gorockford

January 11, 2021

The snowshoes were out on Saturday! Had out first group hike at Klehm Arboretum and Botanic Garden in the morning and a private hike at #KieselburgForestPreserve in the afternoon. Good times with great people! Thanks to all that came out.#gearupheadout #gorockford #enjoywinter

January 10, 2021

Had a blast taking some kids from #veritaschristi on their first snowshoe hike. Private group outings available. Get out while the getting is good!#gearupheadout #snowshoehike #trysomethingnew

January 8, 2021

Cross country skiing is not for daylight only. A few friends, a few laps, and your favorite beverage under the stars sounds like a good night to me! Aldeen was in good shape. #gearupheadout #enjoywinter #livetoski #fischerski

January 6, 2021

Sometimes the drive there is half the fun. At least our friends at Northology think so! They are at the forefront of the new way to explore the outdoors...#overlanding. They help you get there, we have gear to help you enjoy once you are there! Check out the January issue of their magazine at https://issuu.com/northologyadvent.../docs/na_january_2021-4. A nice article on winter sports is on page 24!#gearupheadout #getoutside #wintersportshttps://issuu.com/northologyadventures/docs/na_january_2021-4

January 5, 2021

First time out at Atwood Park to test out the new trail. Bravo Rockford Park District! Great loop to introduce yourself to skiing in a track. And you get to practice step turns, which will lead to you being more confident and stable on your skis. Added bonus.....it is in the open area, so easy to see at night with a head lamp!#gearupheadout #livetoski #getoutside #breakcabinfever #gorockford

January 4, 2021

Had our first ski class of the season today. A little crusty but everyone was gliding and smiling. And I am pretty sure they will come out to do it again! Which is what the goal is! Thank you to everyone that came out. Next class still TBD. We could have it next..depends on what happens in a certain football game this afternoon! Temps are not going to warm up too much this week, so grab some rentals and enjoy it while we have it! #gearupheadout #livetoski #gorockford #getoutinthe815

January 3, 2021