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

Gear in Review : Injinji Toe Socks

Every now and then a piece of gear comes along that is truly life changing. I’m not kidding. The one item solves a problem plaguing you. For me that item came in the form of toe socks. These goofy looking socks completely changed my early hiking adventures, coming into my life in the lost off-handed … Continue reading Gear in Review : Injinji Toe Socks

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

Finding My Sliver of the North

#48 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: NorPine Ski Trail (Hall Road to Spruce Creek) I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. Trash Collected: 0 pounds Each fall I have the blessing to spend a precious week on the North Shore of Minnesota at a little … Continue reading Finding My Sliver of the North

Road Trippin’ : Day Ten

#47 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Great River Bluffs State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.  Trash Collected: .1 pounds Every adventure eventually comes to an end of some kind. Waking up this particular morning I was filled with mixed … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Ten