August 16, 2013

7th Annual Women's Fish Camp to be held in Northern WI

WI Women Fish will be holding their 7th annual Fish Camp September 13-15, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.  Attendees can participate in a variety of classes and clinics: from musky fishing to fly casting. Cleaning and smoking fish, boating basics and all about crank baits are some of the classes to be offered.

In addition to the classes, Fish Campers will be able to get on the water and fish the Moen Chain, a class A musky lake in Northern WI.  This year's special guest is mystery writer, Victory Houston, whose stories are set in the North woods of Wisconsin against a background of fishing – fly fishing as well as fishing for musky, bass, bluegill and walleyes.

Whether you are a beginner angler or a tournament participant, you are welcome to join the group. We have several classes for new anglers so don’t feel like you need to be an expert angler to attend. We welcome all skill levels. All supplies for the classes are provided and included with the Fish Camp Fee. More information can be found at

August 10, 2013

Pedaling to Portland: Grand Finale!

Julie and teammates celebrate by dipping their front tires in the Pacific
Julie and a group of young adults have been biking from Baltimore, MD to Portland, OR to benefit the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults. The team has covered 4,400 miles in 10 weeks. This is Julie's final report.

Note: When the team left Baltimore, they began their journey by dipping their bikes' rear tires in the Atlantic waters.

Two days ago we arrived on the Pacific coast! We dipped our bikes [front tires] in the water at Cannon Beach and celebrated our accomplishment of making it across the country.

Today, we arrived in Portland! It's hard to believe that it's already been 70 days! I remember day one like it was yesterday.  I got to the [overnight] host really late that day and it was what felt like the hardest day ever. But when I got to the host, my teammates welcomed me with smiling faces and applause. That was the moment that I realized that with a super awesome and supportive team like mine, I would be able to make it! Now that we're in Portland and we've all gone our separate ways, it feels weird to not have my 4K [that's miles not kilometers] family with me. I will miss them all and I couldn't have asked for a better group of people to have spent my summer with. Summer of 2013 is definitely one to remember!

Well done Julie and team!  Congratulations on a tremendous accomplishment!

Julie is in the front row, 4th from the left,  just above the 4K

August 2, 2013

Backcountry Adventure Opportunity in Vermont

Vermont Outdoors Woman Fall Doe Campers

Vermont Outdoors Woman is holding a three-day educational retreat with an impressive variety of classes. Situated in Caanan, Vermont -- moose country -- the Fall Doe Camp offers 35 courses ranging from Marksmanship, Mountain Biking, and Maple Sugaring to Kayaking, Birding, Self Defense, Wilderness Survival, Hunters Ed, Pickling and Panning for Gold.

Fall Doe Camp is September 26-29, 2013. For more information about classes, lodging, and pricing, visit

The event is sponsored in part by Jackson’s Lodge, Vermont Fish & Wildlife, and the Vermont Outdoor Guide Association.

Did I mention the Moose BBQ on Saturday evening?