I continued to take in the shifting landscape, now filled with mountain peaks in the distance and ranches along the highway.
In the fall of 2022 I embarked on, what seemed at the time, a grand adventure as well as a bit of a crazy idea. I'd head west solo, driving from Minnesota to the southwest U.S. to visit family and friends. Nearly 2,000 miles in four days. Four days of 8+ hours of driving. It's … Continue reading Big Adventure : Road Trip West Pt. 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
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
#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