One of the things I love about being a member and ambassador for Women Who Hike in Minnesota is that I get to help create an environment for women to gain confidence in their outdoors skills and to find fellowship on the trail. It's a special thing to be able to do. Check out the latest on the blog.
There is something truly wonderful about sand dunes. Once you’re near them it’s hard to leave. They draw you in with their softness and lull you into slowing down. They are in a constant state of flux that seems to happen in slow motion. I’ve always found dunes enticing and the Indiana Dunes were pulling at me to explore.
It's true. I'm a bit obsessed about finding new trails to hike. I try to include a hike when I travel. No matter the reason why I'm traveling. Last weekend was no exception. It was time to take my son for his first year of college in Indiana so, of course, the maps came out to find a hiking opportunity. With the addition of Indiana Dunes National Park as our 61st National Park on February 15, 2019, it seemed the perfect opportunity.
One of the best ways to prepare for a backpacking trip is to do a shakedown trip or two. Especially if you will be tackling a lot of miles with a group. Shakedowns give you time to hone your personal and group gear down to what you really need. It offers the chance to learn … Continue reading #Latergram: Weekend Shakedown
Even with a commitment to hike weekly, sometimes life happens. And that's ok.