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

Giving Back to the Trail

Hikes #22, 23, 24 and 25 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Crosby Farm Regional Park and Coldwater Spring / Mini Owe Sni I want to acknowledge these hikes and volunteering took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Giving back has been part of my DNA for … Continue reading Giving Back to the Trail

River Walking

Post Preface Knowing the right timing for posting about my hikes is difficult right now. I recognize that many are taking a step back to do some hard anti-racism work right now and that posting about hikes may seem insensitive. I also truly believe in the healing power that comes from nature. I was asked … Continue reading River Walking

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

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