Gear in Review: Traction Options Who on earth needs three different types of traction for footwear? Apparently I do. As I've gotten further into my hiking life, I've been slowly collecting gear. While I try to be methodical about what I purchase, it all adds up
One of the best gifts I've ever given myself is the gift of membership in Women Who Hike (WWH). I may have started my hiking life with a fine group of Boy Scouts, but I've found that these gals are the most giving, encouraging group of fellow hikers I could ask for.
It seems strange to think I’ve lived in Minnesota for nearly three quarters of my life and it’s only been in the last two winters that I’ve tried snowshoeing.
It's early again as I come awake to the same sound from the morning before. The slow sloshing sound that I now know is a moose. It's again getting closer. This time I'm prepared, having set my camera out so that it would be at the ready.
I know it's early. It has to be. But there is a canoe or kayak out there in the creek with the weirdest paddle stroke. I've sat upright in my sleeping bag. As my exhaustion gives way to wakefulness, I look up and discover that's not any person piloting a watercraft in front of my shelter.