Let's face it, it's hard to keep a hiker from their next adventure. We pour over maps, pick our trails, make our plans and lists and then review everything again and again. It's the fuel to our proverbial fires. As a hiker I care deeply about the lands and communities that I travel through when … Continue reading Recreating Responsibly : Road Tripping Reflection
#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
#17hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park/Location: Minneapolis Pioneers and Soldiers Memorial Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN The beauty of challenging yourself to look at the world in a new way is that you might discover something delightful and unexpected that sits right in front of you. When I was looking for inspiration for this series I've … Continue reading Microadventure Series : Cemetery Hiking
This natural staircase is within a mile of my house so it's easy to get in some elevation change. The added bonus is that I also get a great view of the Mississippi River. As I've been thinking about how to reframe my idea of what adventure means to me in our pandemic impacted world, … Continue reading Microadventures Series : What’s A Microadventure?
#16hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: West River Road Parkway and Winchell Trail, Minneapolis Trash Collected: 8 pounds This year Earth Day looks much different than I expected. It's the 50th Anniversary of the day which calls for celebration. My original plans were to host a clean-up hike with friends, including my Women Who … Continue reading Earth Day 2020