Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Three

Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Métis and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. Wet is a relative thing. At some point an outdoors person starts accepting that everything you own is going to be wet. I think … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Three

Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Two

Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Métis and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. My alarm goes off. It's still dark and rainy outside. I need to go to the bathroom. I head for the relative warmth of … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Two

Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day One

July 2017 Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park Months of planning had gone into this day. My first solo backcountry backpacking trip. I'd been training, though I was sure I had not done quite enough. I learned the map of Isle Royale so I could see my route in my head. I packed and unpacked and … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day One

The Essentials

The contents of my day pack laid out. The pack is an 18 liter with space for a hydration bladder. If I don't carry the bladder, I've got a refillable water bottle in it's place. Depending on the weather, I'll add a layer or two of insulation and my rain gear. With the contents of … Continue reading The Essentials

National Public Lands Day : September 28, 2019

National Public Lands Day (NPLD) is the largest single-day volunteer effort for America’s public lands. Each year, hundreds of thousands of volunteers come together on the fourth Saturday in September to assist with various projects designed to restore and enhance public parks, forests, waterways and more.