Writer’s tracks in Riding Mountain


Snowshoeing trails in Riding Mountain National Park

Snowshoeing trails in Riding Mountain National Park

With the support of Travel Manitoba, adventure travel writer Debbie McKeown will be coming to the Riding Mountain area during the week of February 5 – 8, 2009.  Debbie is a self-described, “British Columbia freelance writer who has travelled widely on all seven continents.  This passion for travel extends to sharing my adventures with audiences of all ages.”  For both she and her husband Jack, “travel is a compulsion”.  She loves the “story” aspect of travel.  She is interested in experiencing and writing about snowshoeing in the Riding Mountain area.  And, we’ve got great snow conditions to host her.

Earth Rhythms is delighted to be the inbound learning adventure company hosting Debbie and Jack.  In partnership with Elkhorn Resort & Solstice Spa, Prairie Seasons Bakery and Café in Neepawa and Onanole, and Riding Mountain National Park, we look forward to sharing the stories in our area with them.  

Earth Rhythms and Elkhorn Resort provide a unique winter snowshoe learning adventure package called Riding Mountain Infusions.  This 2 night/3-day package is a “perfect soft adventure”.  Perfect for snow-lovers and light adventurers, because it is a restful getaway – during the week or on a weekend. No schedule to keep to.  Three days in which to relax, have an outdoor snowshoeing holiday adventure with an Earth Rhythms guide, and soak in a spa mineral pool. The rest of the time is unstructured – time to read a book, take in a mid-afternoon nap, or whatever.

With Debbie and Jack,  we’ll be snowshoeing, looking for wildlife, learning about the ecology of the area, birds of winter.  They’ll be taking in the Solstice Spa and having a bite to eat at Prairie Seasons Bakery (which features great organic and local foods) and the Elkhorn Resort’s Mountain Grill.  Riding Mountain National Park’s Brett Smith will also give them a bit of an introduction to Riding Mountain National Park.

Debbie hopes to feature the area in an upcoming article for Snowshoe Magazine.

Let’s welcome Jack and Debbie to the area.  And, if you are interested in seeing what Riding Mountain looks like in the winter, check out these photographs by Celes Davar, who has been photographing here for over 25 years.


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