Training Update : WRFA in the Woods

Trail/Park: Camp Hiawatha, Deer River, MN I want to acknowledge this course took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Sisseton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Back in 2015 I took my first Wilderness and Remote First Aid course in preparation for … Continue reading Training Update : WRFA in the Woods

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

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

Gift of Time for Service

#28hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Coldwater Spring, Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldier Memorial Cemetery I want to acknowledge these stewardship activities took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Gift of Time If there has been one silver lining to the last few months it is that … Continue reading Gift of Time for Service

Trip Planning 101

As winter sets in here in the U.S. my thoughts almost always turn to planning my next bigger adventure. Whether that's a backpacking trip or a road trip to take in new hikes, the time to deep dive into research is a welcome opportunity. It gives me the make reservations and get excited for the … Continue reading Trip Planning 101