Winter Camping : Navigating the Weekend

#7 & #8 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Afton State Park, Hastings, MN This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. 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 tribes … Continue reading Winter Camping : Navigating the Weekend

Winter Adventures : Ahead of the Big Storm

#4 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Lake Maria State Park, Monticello, MN This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. 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 tribes and … Continue reading Winter Adventures : Ahead of the Big Storm

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