Beauty from a Mining Past

#18 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Galloping Goose Trail, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Mdewakanton. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: 1.4 pounds Stopping at … Continue reading Beauty from a Mining Past

History and Beauty : Road Tripping Again

#16 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Hiking Club Trail, Charles A. Lindbergh State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Sometimes an adventure drops in your lap … Continue reading History and Beauty : Road Tripping Again

Spring Ephemeral

#12 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Hidden Falls, Beaver and White Oak Trails, Nerstrand Big Woods State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Taking hikes seems to … Continue reading Spring Ephemeral

Favorite Things : Lake Carlos State Park

#11 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Lower Campground, Red Oak and Hidden Lake Trails, Lake Carlos State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of Mdewakanton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: .5 pounds I've been … Continue reading Favorite Things : Lake Carlos State Park

Winter Hiking Adventures : Be Prepared

In need of a winter adventure I had made arrangements to take a couple days off from work for a trip to northern Minnesota to do some hiking, snowshoeing and camping. With the potential of a winter storm looming all week, I watched the weather predictions to be sure I wouldn't be taking unnecessary risk … Continue reading Winter Hiking Adventures : Be Prepared