Giving Back to the Trail

Hikes #22, 23, 24 and 25 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Crosby Farm Regional Park and Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Giving back has been part of my DNA for … Continue reading Giving Back to the Trail

River Walking

Post Preface Knowing the right timing for posting about my hikes is difficult right now. I recognize that many are taking a step back to do some hard anti-racism work right now and that posting about hikes may seem insensitive. I also truly believe in the healing power that comes from nature. I was asked … Continue reading River Walking

Stop. Listen.

Black Lives Matter. Period. As I sat down several times in the past few days to write a post, I kept finding myself with absolutely nothing to share. How does a person begin to put into words the pain that death brings? One death ripples across communities and in rare cases across the globe. The … Continue reading Stop. Listen.

When the River Recedes

#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written about it several times before, look into the post Archives and you'll see it peppered throughout. I feel at home … Continue reading When the River Recedes

Microadventure : Stewardship Hiking

There are so many wonderful things that we can all get from being outside in nature. Taking in the fresh air, the sounds of birds and the rustle of critters on the ground, seeing rivers, waterfalls and the flow of seasons. No matter where you are right now people are getting outside more than ever … Continue reading Microadventure : Stewardship Hiking