Anyone who knows Minnesota winters knows that they can be a challenge to keep warm. From your head to your toes, thinking about the gear you use can be the difference between a miserable time and embracing time outside.
#5hike, #6hike, #8hike, #9hike and #10hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks:#5 Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#6 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#8 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge#9 Snelling Lake and Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park#10 Long Meadow Unit, Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge I've been … Continue reading Getting to Know A River
Gear in Review: Traction Options Who on earth needs three different types of traction for footwear? Apparently I do. As I've gotten further into my hiking life, I've been slowly collecting gear. While I try to be methodical about what I purchase, it all adds up
One of the best gifts I've ever given myself is the gift of membership in Women Who Hike (WWH). I may have started my hiking life with a fine group of Boy Scouts, but I've found that these gals are the most giving, encouraging group of fellow hikers I could ask for.
It seems strange to think I’ve lived in Minnesota for nearly three quarters of my life and it’s only been in the last two winters that I’ve tried snowshoeing.