When the River Recedes

#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written about it several times before, look into the post Archives and you'll see it peppered throughout. I feel at home … Continue reading When the River Recedes

Microadventure Series : Tiny Hike

#18hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: My own backyard We hikers like to talk about our adventures in terms of miles. For some the longer the better. This week's installment of the Microadventure Series takes a decidedly different approach. Outdoor retailer REI recently challenged it's customers to a Tiniest Mile campaign. I liked the … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Tiny Hike

Microadventure Series : Photo Safari

One of the great things about hiking is that you get to see places that not everyone visits. This leads to the opportunity to hone your observation skills. Whether your passion is an epic sunrise, birding, foraging or finding that hidden waterfall, there is something for everyone. In the last month, I've found that my … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Photo Safari

Microadventure Series : Cemetery Hiking

#17hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park/Location: Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN The beauty of challenging yourself to look at the world in a new way is that you might discover something delightful and unexpected that sits right in front of you. When I was looking for inspiration for this series I've … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Cemetery Hiking

Microadventures Series : What’s A Microadventure?

This natural staircase is within a mile of my house so it's easy to get in some elevation change. The added bonus is that I also get a great view of the Mississippi River. As I've been thinking about how to reframe my idea of what adventure means to me in our pandemic impacted world, … Continue reading Microadventures Series : What’s A Microadventure?