Gear in Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Winter Boots

Even though the weather outside is making quick work of making us all think winter is over, I know better. So while a winter boot review might seem silly when it feels like spring outside, I'm diving in here anyway. Anyone who knows Minnesota winters knows that they can be a challenge to keep warm. … Continue reading Gear in Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Winter Boots

Getting to Know A River

#5hike, #6hike, #8hike, #9hike and #10hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks:#5 Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#6 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#8 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#9 Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#10 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge I've been … Continue reading Getting to Know A River

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. I have been trying out variations of a few pieces of gear. With winter … Continue reading Gear in Review: Traction Options

Hike with Your Galentine

#7hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Adventure Series: Hike with a Waterfall Trail/Park: Trillium, Deadman's, Wolf Creek, High Bluff and Quarry Loop Trails, Banning State Park , MN 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 … Continue reading Hike with Your Galentine

Gear in Review: Tubbs Xplore 25 Snowshoe

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. For most of the many winters before, I considered myself a recreational cross country skier. But as hiking has drawn me further in, snowshoeing has been … Continue reading Gear in Review: Tubbs Xplore 25 Snowshoe