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

The Hike as Metaphor

One of the things I've written bit about is the role that solo hiking plays in life for me, but I haven't ever really gone deeper on it. It’s personal. Sharing that internal dialog lays bare the internal struggles between doing what feels good and what is right...

Getting to Know A River

#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

Hike with Your Galentine

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.