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Facts About Trails I would like to correct some misinformation provided in Kristi Kates’ article about the Shore-to-Shore Trail in your April 18 issue. The Shore-to-Shore Trail is not the longest continuous trail in the Lower Peninsula. That honor belongs to the North Country Trail (NCT), which stretches for over 400 miles in the Lower Peninsula. In fact, 100 miles of the NCT is within a 30-minute drive of Traverse City, and is maintained by the Grand Traverse Hiking Club...

North Korea Is Bluffing I eagerly read Jack Segal’s columns and attend his lectures whenever possible. However, I think his April 24th column falls into an all too common trap. He casually refers to a nuclear-armed North Korea when there is no proof whatever that North Korea has any such weapons. Sure, they have set off some underground explosions but so what? Tonga could do that. Every nuclear-armed country on Earth has carried out at least one aboveground test, just to prove they could do it if for no other reason. All we have is North Korea’s word for their supposed capabilities, which is no proof at all...

Double Dipping? In Greg Shy’s recent letter, he indicated that his Social Security benefit was being unfairly reduced simply due to the fact that he worked for the government. Somehow I think something is missing here. As I read it this law is only for those who worked for the government and are getting a pension from us generous taxpayers. Now Greg wants his pension and he also wants a full measure of Social Security benefits even though he did not pay into Social Security...

Critical Thinking Needed Our media gives ample coverage to some presidential candidates calling each other a liar and a sleaze bag. While entertaining to some, this certainly should lower one’s respect for either candidate. This race to the bottom comes as no surprise given their lack of respect for the rigors of critical thinking. The world’s esteemed scientists take great steps to preserve the integrity of their findings. Not only are their findings peer reviewed by fellow experts in their specialty, whenever possible the findings are cross-checked by independent studies...

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Winter sports calendar

Erin Crowell - December 6th, 2010
Winter Sports Calendar: A guide to putting your best foot forward
By Erin Crowell
Hear that?
Didn’t think so – It’s hard to hear your foot landing in soft powder
as you run a snowshoe race or mid-glide in the North American Vasa.
The point is, just because the temperature has dropped doesn’t mean
you should do the same with your motivation.
Here’s a list of winter races to keep you going:

HILL:
12/18, 1/8, 1/16 1/22-23, 2/12, 2/26-27 -- Middle Earth Snow Series
Tour at various locations in Northern Michigan. Visit
middleearthsnowseries.blogspot.com for details.
12/29-30 -- Holiday Rail Jam at Boyne Mountain, open to all skiers and
snowboarders. Boyne.com
12/17-19 -- NASTAR Open at Crystal Mountain Resort, where top three in
each age division for males/females advance to the 2010
Nature Valley NASTAR Championships in Colorado. crystalmountain.com
1/9, 2/13 & 3/13 -- Sunday Slam Snowboard & Freeskier Competition in
the terrain park at Nubs Nob, Harbor Springs. Visit nubsnob.com.
3/5 -- Dynastar/Lange Challenge, giant slalom open to all ages at Nubs
Nob. $8 entry fee. Visit nubsnob.com to register.
3/19 -- 49th Nubs Nob Open, giant slalom.

X-COUNTRY TRAIL:
12/26 -- Holiday Classic 8k & 12k at Boyne Valley Lodge, Walloon Lake.
1/1 -- Nubs Nob Freestyle 11k in Harbor Springs.
1/2 -- Boyne Highlands Classic 5/11k cross-country
1/8 -- Cross-Country Winter Trails Day, participating resorts around
the area will offer FREE rental to kids & adults new to the sport.
Visit wintertrails.org for more info.
1/8 -- Paintball Biathlon at Crystal Mountain Resort, cross-country
ski a loop while shooting paintballs at a set of targets.
crystalmountain.com for details
1/9 -- Grand Rapids Langlauf 5/15k Freestyle at Hanson Hills Rec Area, Grayling
1/22 -- Cote Dame Marie Loppet 15k/30k Freestyle at Hanson Hills Rec
Area, Grayling
2/5 -- 34th Annual White Pine Stampede from Mancelona to Shanty Creek
Resort: 40km, 20km & 10km classic and freestyle competitions.
whitepinestampede.org
2/11-12 -- North American Vasa 12/27/50k race at Timber Ridge Resort,
Traverse City. Visit vasa.org for info.
3/5 -- 15k Freestyle at Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs. boyne.com
3/6--Cammy Potter Slopestyle Competition at Crystal Mountain Resort.
crystalmountain.com

FOOT:
1/8 -- Winter Trails Day, participating resorts around the area will
offer FREE rental to kids & adults new to the sport of snowshoeing.
Visit wintertrails.org for more info.
1/17 -- Frozen Foot Race, 5 mile road race in downtown Traverse City.
Call 933-9242 for more info.
1/22 -- Bigfoot Snowshoe Race at Timber Ridge Resort, Traverse City,
featuring 5k & 10k distances. Rentals available. Call
932-5401 for more info.

 
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