Posts Tagged: Laura Clark

Enjoying an Old Fashioned Winter at Snowshoe Nationals

Trail runner Laura Clark shares her story from this year’s Dion Snowshoes U.S. National Snowshoe Championships, where she finished second in her age group in the 10K and 34th overall in the half marathon. Photos by Jen Ferriss. Recalling those “When I was your age…” legends about blinding snowstorms and waist-high drifts, the 2018 Dion… Read more »

Book Review: Running the Long Path

Reviewed by Laura Clark and originally published in the Winter 2017/18 edition of our Trail Times newsletter. Running the Long Path: A 350-Mile Journey of Discovery in New York’s Hudson Valley, by Kenneth A. Posner. “There lies before me a long brown path, leading wherever I choose.” — Walt Whitman, Song of the Open Road… Read more »

Base Camp Las Vegas, book reviewed by Laura Clark

Book review by Laura Clark Base Camp Las Vegas: 101 Hikes in the Southwest, by Deborah Wall. Imbrifex Books, 2017. Fly nonstop to Las Vegas (as easy as flying the tourist nonstop to Disney World), take in a few shows and then escape to the desert trails. What a deal! Described public recreation areas are… Read more »

Community Makes it a Better World Snowshoe Championship

Written by ATRA contributor, trail and snowshoe racer Laura Clark. Photo credit: Skye Marthaler. “We are the world, we are the children. We are the ones who make a better day”. — Michael Jackson Like many international events, the 2017 World Snowshoe Federation Championships in Saranac Lake, New York adopted a theme song, one meant… Read more »

Book review: The Grand Trail, by Alexis and Frederic Berg

Review written by Laura Clark, a trail runner and snowshoe racer who lives in Saratoga Springs NY and is a Children’s Librarian at the Saratoga Springs (New York) Public Library.  The Grand Trail publisher Velopress is an ATRA corporate member.  It is a universal urge to proclaim to the world who we are, what makes… Read more »

When is a road race more like a trail race?

Written by Laura Clark and originally published in our Summer 2016 edition of Trail Times. The answer is when it is Prospect Mountain Uphill Road Race. There is always a comfortable crowd, not too big; but not too small either, as well as a loyal contingent of regulars and Northeast Uphill Mountain Series participants. And… Read more »

Snowshoeing 101

Written by ATRA contributor by Laura Clark.  Laura is a longtime snowshoe event director and lives in Saratoga Springs in upstate New York.  What makes snowshoeing so appealing is that there are no special skill sets or expensive lessons involved. If you can walk, you can snowshoe. If you can run, then you can certainly… Read more »