Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

#35 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Maplewood State Park This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Mdewakanton, 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 about the … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

#22 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Merrick State Park, Fountain City, WI I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, Waazija (Ho-Chunk / Winnebago) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: … Continue reading West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

#50 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Sterns Scout Camp, South Haven, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: Only my own garbage. This weekend was held at a Scout camp and the expectations are pretty high for cleaning up after … Continue reading A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

Packing for a longer road trip takes into consideration all the possible camping scenarios. [Image: A gear shot of the back of Ruth's car, included gear are a blue and white cooler, tan Granite Gear backpack, 5 gallon water jug, bear valult, tent and other items underneath a brightly stripped towel.] A Socially Distanced Plan … Continue reading Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

I Went Camping Last Night

I did. Before you get all uppity, I did it right outside my back door. In my back yard. Women Who Hike is hosting a weekend of Stay at Home camping. I'd done an indoor camp at home a week ago, but it wasn't quite the same. This time I talked myself into setting up … Continue reading I Went Camping Last Night