World Ranger Day

Did you know that July 31 is World Ranger Day? According to the International Ranger Federation "World Ranger Day is celebrated worldwide on July 31st to commemorate Rangers killed or injured in the line of duty and to celebrate the work Rangers do to protect the planet’s natural treasures and cultural heritage." Reading this it … Continue reading World Ranger Day

Rolling with It

Latergram: #38hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Some days you just have to roll with it. Hopefully when you do, life gives you something better than you expected. Like the rescheduled hike this last weekend. One of the Women Who Hike MN members set up a hike for Saturday morning at Frontenac State Park, just … Continue reading Rolling with It

Knowing When It’s Time to Bail

The last 24 hours has reminded me that for all the planning and excitement for a hike or backpacking trip, sometimes you need to be willing to leave the goal behind and bail on your plans. As I was counseling a colleague and his daughter on an upcoming backpacking trip, I was reminded how important … Continue reading Knowing When It’s Time to Bail

Hiking Apps. Let’s talk tech, not dinner…

So many apps to get you here, there and everywhere on and off trail. Need some gear? There's an app or two to find your favorite gear. Want to find a campsite? Again, lots of options to chose from. Personally I use AllTrails almost exclusively. This year I decided to pay for the upgrade to … Continue reading Hiking Apps. Let’s talk tech, not dinner…