Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

#35 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Maplewood State Park This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Mdewakanton, and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

#34 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Sheyenne National Grasslands This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Yanktonai, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Mdewakanton. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the tribes … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

Ice Age Trail : St. Croix Falls Segment

#33 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Western Terminus to North Blanding Road, Ice Age Trail This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more … Continue reading Ice Age Trail : St. Croix Falls Segment

New Year : Old Friends

#1 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Clifton E. French Regional ParkDistance: 2.8 miles This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the tribes … Continue reading New Year : Old Friends

On the Cusp of A New Year

As I sit here with the new year approaching I'm frustrated with myself and trying to find some grace for myself too. It's been a long year. So many good things happened - I finished hiking in all of the Minnesota State Parks, I've tested out sections of the Ice Age and North Country Trail, … Continue reading On the Cusp of A New Year