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

Saturday Morning Lookback : 10 Miler

#14 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Minneapolis City Streets, Coldwater Spring trails, Minnehaha Trail and Pike Island Trail at Fort Snelling State Park I want to acknowledge this service 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 … Continue reading Saturday Morning Lookback : 10 Miler

Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

Packing for a longer road trip takes into consideration all the possible camping scenarios. [Image: A gear shot of the back of Ruth's car, included gear are a blue and white cooler, tan Granite Gear backpack, 5 gallon water jug, bear valult, tent and other items underneath a brightly stripped towel.] A Socially Distanced Plan … Continue reading Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

Recreating Responsibly : Road Tripping Reflection

Let's face it, it's hard to keep a hiker from their next adventure. We pour over maps, pick our trails, make our plans and lists and then review everything again and again. It's the fuel to our proverbial fires. As a hiker I care deeply about the lands and communities that I travel through when … Continue reading Recreating Responsibly : Road Tripping Reflection

Choosing to Stay Home

As I sit here considering all the posts I had planned for this month and beyond - gear reviews, trail reviews, my camper van adventure to the southwest U.S. - those things all seem a bit trite. I know I will get back to them, but for now I'm carefully considering the words I want … Continue reading Choosing to Stay Home