Ice Age Trail : St. Croix Falls Segment

#33 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Western Terminus to North Blanding Road, Ice Age Trail This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more … Continue reading Ice Age Trail : St. Croix Falls Segment

Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

#13 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Walter F. Mondale, Amik's Pond and Old Logging Trails, Wild River State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: … Continue reading Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

Ten Months of Stewardship

If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship

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

When the River Recedes

#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds I want to acknowledge this took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written … Continue reading When the River Recedes