Ten Months of Stewardship

If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship

Let’s Trash Talk for a Minute

This is serious business. It makes the news. Plastic washing up on beaches, choking waterways, finding its way into so many places. I'm always amazed at what finds its way into wild places. It breaks my heart. I know I'm not perfect either. A lost tube of Ultrathon on a thru hike two years ago still bothers me.

The Dunes of Indiana : Part One

It's true. I'm a bit obsessed about finding new trails to hike. I try to include a hike when I travel. No matter the reason why I'm traveling. Last weekend was no exception. It was time to take my son for his first year of college in Indiana so, of course, the maps came out to find a hiking opportunity. With the addition of Indiana Dunes National Park as our 61st National Park on February 15, 2019, it seemed the perfect opportunity.