Looking back to November and December 2019 hikes as Minnesota Winter sets in.
When National Take A Hike Day came along, I knew that I wanted to share a hike with some of the wonderful Women Who Hike (WWH) ladies of Minnesota. An informal meet up hike would be just the ticket. And picking the location? Well that was made easy.
National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more.
It's hard to believe how quickly a week can pass. More unbelievable to me is the willingness of the people I've gotten to know who will show up to help with a messy job.
I needed to get outside. A beautiful day lay ahead. But I wasn’t in my usual mode of being willing to travel an hour or so to get to hike. I have some go-to parks within a 30 minute drive. Nearly every one is west of my house. I wasn't in the mood. I needed something new, something different.