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

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

A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

#50 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Sterns Scout Camp, South Haven, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: Only my own garbage. This weekend was held at a Scout camp and the expectations are pretty high for cleaning up after … Continue reading A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

Road Trippin’ : Day Nine

#45 and #46 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Forstville/Mystery Cave State Park and Beaver Creek Valley State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: .3 pounds Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park #45hike of my 52 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Nine

Road Trippin’ : Day Eight

Road Trippin' : Day Nine #43 and #44 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Myer-Big Island State Park and Lake Louise State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: .3 pounds Myre-Big Island State Park #43hike of my 52 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Eight