Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

#34 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Sheyenne National Grasslands This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Yanktonai, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Mdewakanton. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the tribes … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

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

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

Exploration, Service, Perspectives

#hike26 & #hike27 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni, Minnehaha Trail and Fort Snelling State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Trash Collected: 1.2 pounds, 0.8 pounds Exploration These past few … Continue reading Exploration, Service, Perspectives

Giving Back to the Trail

Hikes #22, 23, 24 and 25 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Crosby Farm Regional Park and Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Giving back has been part of my DNA for … Continue reading Giving Back to the Trail