Beloved Trail : New Companions

#34 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park 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 Beloved Trail : New Companions

March Marched Past

If there is one thing I've learned in the last year of seemingly endless waiting is time keeps marching forward. The earth continues its move around the sun and the days pass, sometimes too slowly, others much too fast. The month of March seems to have marched right past me. That's not to say I … Continue reading March Marched Past

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

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

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