#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds I want to acknowledge this took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written … Continue reading When the River Recedes
This natural staircase is within a mile of my house so it's easy to get in some elevation change. The added bonus is that I also get a great view of the Mississippi River. As I've been thinking about how to reframe my idea of what adventure means to me in our pandemic impacted world, … Continue reading Microadventures Series : What’s A Microadventure?
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
With the coming holiday of Thanksgiving in the U.S. I have been reflecting a lot on how I got here to this place in my life of hiking. The people and places that have shaped my experiences.
It's true, I have a problem. It's an obsession really. Patches. Or more specifically collecting them. I suppose the collection started innocently enough. I wanted a keepsake to remind me where I’d been on one of my first hiking trips. Some might say it's gotten out of control.