West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

#22 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Merrick State Park, Fountain City, WI I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, Waazija (Ho-Chunk / Winnebago) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: .5 … Continue reading West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

HikeUnited21 : A Month of Trails

#25 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Elouise Butler Wildflower Garden and Quaking Bog Trail, Theodore Wirth Regional Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: 0.2 pounds … Continue reading HikeUnited21 : A Month of Trails

Gear in Review: ENO Hammocks

It seems like forever ago I decided to try hammock camping even though I've only been camping this way regularly since 2017. The Christmas before I'd told family a full ENO Hammock system was the only gift I wanted. My wish was granted and my love for hammocking was sealed. Since then I've hammocked almost … Continue reading Gear in Review: ENO Hammocks

Big Things : Completing A Big Goal

#21 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: River Overlook Trail, LaSalle State Recreation Area, Solway, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Sisseton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Another day of near … Continue reading Big Things : Completing A Big Goal

Beauty from a Mining Past

#18 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Galloping Goose Trail, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Mdewakanton. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: 1.4 pounds Stopping at … Continue reading Beauty from a Mining Past