I continued to take in the shifting landscape, now filled with mountain peaks in the distance and ranches along the highway.
In the fall of 2022 I embarked on, what seemed at the time, a grand adventure as well as a bit of a crazy idea. I'd head west solo, driving from Minnesota to the southwest U.S. to visit family and friends. Nearly 2,000 miles in four days. Four days of 8+ hours of driving. It's … Continue reading Big Adventure : Road Trip West Pt. 1
A Moment of Reflection It's been five years of telling my adventure stories. When I wonder where all that time went all I have to do is look back through all the photos to remember. I'm grateful to those who have found something in reading my perspectives on what adventure means to me. To think … Continue reading 5 Years of Adventures : A Reflection
#27 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Loop, Fort Snelling State Park, St. Paul, MN This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. The Dakota called this place Ha-Ha Mdo-Te which translates to "junction of two rivers." I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose … Continue reading Summer Adventure : Golden Hour
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