Gear in Review: Shefly Hiking Pants

I've been waiting for three years to get a pair of Shefly pants. Back in 2019 I'd seen a kickstarter for this small brand, women owned. A friend got in on the original kickstarter. When I asked her about them she raved with joy. At the time the cost of the pants held me back. … Continue reading Gear in Review: Shefly Hiking Pants

Gear in Review: Chickfly Pants

Joining the hiking community has been an education in gear and clothing. Considering not just what one carries on adventure, but also what folks wear to be safe, warm, dry and practical has been a journey for me. Pants have been the one piece of gear that I've struggled with. Why? Well at some point … Continue reading Gear in Review: Chickfly Pants

New Trails : Getting to the Bottoms

#24 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Railroad Bed Trail, Zumbro Bottoms West Assembly Unit, Richard J. Dorer Memorial Hardwood State Forest This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Wahpeton. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing … Continue reading New Trails : Getting to the Bottoms

Summer Adventure : Old Park, New Trail, New Companions

#26 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Wheaton Lake Loop, Lebanon Hills Regional Park This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Wahpekute. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. Join me in learning more about the tribes … Continue reading Summer Adventure : Old Park, New Trail, New Companions

Summer Adventure : Exploring in the Kettle

#25 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Parnell Tower and Spruce Lake Bog, Kettle Moraine State Forest Northern Unit This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Bodwéwadmi (Potawatomi), Myaamia, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Oma͞eqnomenew-ahkew (Menominee), and Hoocąk (Ho-Chunk). I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and … Continue reading Summer Adventure : Exploring in the Kettle