Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

#35 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Maplewood State Park This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Mdewakanton, and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 2

Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

#34 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Sheyenne National Grasslands This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Yanktonai, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Mdewakanton. I respect the histories, languages and cultures of these peoples, whose presence continues to enrich our vibrant and changing communities. To learn more about the tribes … Continue reading Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1

Big Things : Completing A Big Goal

#21 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: River Overlook Trail, LaSalle State Recreation Area, Solway, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Sisseton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Another day of … Continue reading Big Things : Completing A Big Goal

Revisiting Schoolcraft State Park

#20 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Schoolcraft State Park, Grand Rapids, MN 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. After two days of learning I was off again … Continue reading Revisiting Schoolcraft State Park

Training Update : WRFA in the Woods

Trail/Park: Camp Hiawatha, Deer River, MN I want to acknowledge this course took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, Sisseton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Back in 2015 I took my first Wilderness and Remote First Aid course in preparation for … Continue reading Training Update : WRFA in the Woods