Road Trippin’ : Day Two

#31 and #32 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Monson Lake State Park and Glacial Lakes State Park Trash Collected: 0.5 pounds I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Wahpekute and Očeti Šakówiŋ. Monson Lake State Park #31hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trash Collected: .5 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Two

Road Trippin’ : Day One

#29 and #30 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area and Sibley State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očeti Šakówiŋ. Greenleaf Lake State Recreation Area #29 of my 52 Hike Challenge Located about an hour and a half … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day One

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

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

Stop. Listen.

Black Lives Matter. Period. As I sat down several times in the past few days to write a post, I kept finding myself with absolutely nothing to share. How does a person begin to put into words the pain that death brings? One death ripples across communities and in rare cases across the globe. The … Continue reading Stop. Listen.