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

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