Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

#13 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Walter F. Mondale, Amik's Pond and Old Logging Trails, Wild River State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: … Continue reading Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

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

Ten Months of Stewardship

If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship