Gear in Review: Shefly Hiking Pants

I've been waiting for three years to get a pair of Shefly pants. Back in 2019 I'd seen a kickstarter for this small brand, women owned. A friend got in on the original kickstarter. When I asked her about them she raved with joy. At the time the cost of the pants held me back. … Continue reading Gear in Review: Shefly Hiking Pants

Gear in Review: Chickfly Pants

Joining the hiking community has been an education in gear and clothing. Considering not just what one carries on adventure, but also what folks wear to be safe, warm, dry and practical has been a journey for me. Pants have been the one piece of gear that I've struggled with. Why? Well at some point … Continue reading Gear in Review: Chickfly Pants

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