Posts Tagged ‘Winter’


December 4th, 2016test

When the Ice is Nice

By Craig McArt / Photo by Ebba McArt

Most winters, the ice on Eastman Lake is covered with snow by the time it’s thick enough to walk on. Occasionally, though, the surface can be clear and smooth. That’s when I’ll rig up my iceboat for some cold, fast sailing. How cold? Damned cold. How fast? Well, this iceboat can travel at up to four times the speed of the wind.Craig McArt sailing on Eastman Lake

Because the lake is small, however, I try to keep Continue reading...

March 14th, 2016test

Let It Snow! Critters’ Snowpack Subways

A _subway_ entranceText and Photos by Laura Nagy

Those of us who enjoy skiing or snowshoeing are not the only ones to benefit from a hefty snowfall. For some forest critters, a substantial snowpack is crucial to their survival.

The white blanket so peacefully covering your yard is surprisingly dynamic. When airborne flakes make landfall, their lovely filigree spokes immediately break off, leaving crystalline spheres. The accumulating ice particles cozy up, and wind, weight, and moisture amalgamate individual grains into a firmer, Continue reading...

March 11th, 2016test

Three Women’s Passion for Winter Camping

Renee Gufstason and Amy Hoffman loaded downBy Judy McCarthy / Photos Courtesy of The Campers

When Amy Hoffman first came to Eastman and got involved in local hiking, hike leader John Lloyd taught that being adequately prepared was essential to going up a mountain. Preparation became Amy’s bottom line for all outdoor activities. When she and her friends Maureen Connelly and Renee Gustafson decided to try winter camping, Amy was clear that they had to know everything about it before they started. The Aloha Foundation in Continue reading...

December 16th, 2014test

Kid’s Ski Clinic

December 30, 2014
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

An opportunity to introduce your children or grandchildren to cross country skiing.  Open to children ages 6 and older. Rentals are available.  Contact the Cross CountryCenter at (603) 863-4500 to sign up.  $20 rental/lesson/trail pass, $16 lesson/trail pass, $16 lesson/rental, $10 lesson only

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December 12th, 2014test

Donning Our Winter Whites

By Judi Platt / Photos by Andy Eastman

Brook Trail

The Brook Trail is one of the most beautiful in Eastman.

Another season has slipped into our reality. Wasn’t it just days ago that we were walking the Lake Trail with leaves crunching beneath our feet, admiring Continue reading...

May 20th, 2014test

We got what we came for: Nordic skiing and kayaking within a month’s time!

Text and Photos by Judi Platt

April skiing at John's Glen

Skiing John’s Glen makes for a full day of beauty and exercise.

In our third winter at Eastman, we finally got what we came for—snow, and lots of it! After spending a few years looking at lake properties in the Carolinas, we bought at Eastman to cross-country ski (and kayak and hike and bike). Continue reading...

May 5th, 2014test

Living @ Eastman with Eastman Living

By Judi Platt

Winter 2014 Eastman Living Cover

Winter 2014 Eastman Living

At the recent Council meeting, ECA President Maynard Goldman gave a “shout out” (in the common vernacular of political stumps and Hollywood acceptance speeches) to Judy McCarthy and her team that produce Eastman Living. It may have been the only thing that the standing-room only Continue reading...

February 17th, 2012test

The Icy Kingdom

By Bonnie J. Fladung

“February. Get ink, shed tears.
Write of it, sob your heart out, sing,
While torrential slush that roars
Burns in the blackness of the spring.”
– Boris Pasternak, author Dr. Zhivago

The opulent ice palace in Dr. Zhivago is an unforgettable scene. The glittery icicles dripping off the roof. Inside – the chandelier, piano, furniture – all transformed into an ethereal dream. To create the scene, the production designers used hot white beeswax and buckets Continue reading...

December 16th, 2011test

“Apping” your way to winter wellness

By Bonnie J. Fladung

Eastman’s winter wellness program kicks off

January 1st, and who doesn’t need motivation? Even those of us with the best of intentions get sidetracked. Now there’s a fun and easy way to track your progress and meet your fitness goals.

One of the hottest free apps available for your iPhone is Runkeeper. It not only tracks your daily activities by activity type, but provides all sorts of cool charts and graphs. You can Continue reading...

November 7th, 2011test

Eastman Loppet for David's House Feb. 11

Eastman Cross County Center will host the inaugural Loppet for David’s House Saturday, Feb. 11. What is a loppet? “Lopp” is the Swedish word for “race,” in this case a ski race. For some it means an intense competition; for others, a relaxing way to spend a day outside, taking in the beauty of nature. Continue reading...