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 Seven

#41 and #42 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Flandrau State Park and Minneopa State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: 0.1 pounds Flandrau State Park #41hike of my 52 Hike Challenge In my planning for this trip, … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Seven

Road Trippin’ : Day Six

#39 and #40 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Kilen Woods State Park and Fort Ridgely State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Yankton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: 0.2 pounds Kilen Woods State Park #39hike of my 52 Hike Challenge I had been looking … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Six

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