Two Loves : Hiking & Art

#32 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Elouise Butler Wildflower Garden, Quaking Bog and Trails of Theodore Wirth Regional Park, Minneapolis, MN This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and … Continue reading Two Loves : Hiking & Art

Gear in Review: Kula Cloth

I've been hiking, backpacking and camping for quite a long time now, hauling a small roll of toilet paper with me. There was always the need to pack out the TP, which is a pain. Being cognizant of disposing of the TP, which often meant carrying it out from the trail in a plastic bag. … Continue reading Gear in Review: Kula Cloth

Latest Hikes Look Back

Where exactly did that time go? It's December and the past month or so has sped by bringing with it the cold and snow of a Minnesota winter. My gear includes more layers and I've even broken out the snowshoes for the first trip on the trails. It's also brought a need to take a … Continue reading Latest Hikes Look Back

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

TBT Latergram: Kicking off July 4th

#37hike of my 52 Hike Challenge LOCATION: Hyland Lake Park Reserve Photo Credit: @wanderingpine When the invite came out for this meetup hike, I had to really push myself to accept. When I'm on a backpacking trip a 7:30 a.m. start is fine. I'm usually up anyway. But when I'm comfortable in my own bed? … Continue reading TBT Latergram: Kicking off July 4th