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

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 Eight

Road Trippin' : Day Nine #43 and #44 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Myer-Big Island State Park and Lake Louise State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: .3 pounds Myre-Big Island State Park #43hike of my 52 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Eight