Favorite Things : Lake Carlos State Park

#11 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Lower Campground, Red Oak and Hidden Lake Trails, Lake Carlos State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of Mdewakanton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: .5 pounds I've been … Continue reading Favorite Things : Lake Carlos State Park

March Marched Past

If there is one thing I've learned in the last year of seemingly endless waiting is time keeps marching forward. The earth continues its move around the sun and the days pass, sometimes too slowly, others much too fast. The month of March seems to have marched right past me. That's not to say I … Continue reading March Marched Past

Hold Tightly To What is Good

#6 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Ritter Farm Park, Lakeville, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. A day off from work during the week provided an opportunity … Continue reading Hold Tightly To What is Good

Winter Hiking Adventures : Be Prepared

In need of a winter adventure I had made arrangements to take a couple days off from work for a trip to northern Minnesota to do some hiking, snowshoeing and camping. With the potential of a winter storm looming all week, I watched the weather predictions to be sure I wouldn't be taking unnecessary risk … Continue reading Winter Hiking Adventures : Be Prepared

Gear in Review: Down Jackets

Colder temperatures are settling in across Minnesota. That means just one thing. It's time to layer up. Over the past few years I've had the opportunity to score a really good deal on three different down jackets. I'd heard for many years a down jacket would be a great addition to my outdoor kit and … Continue reading Gear in Review: Down Jackets