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

Finding My Sliver of the North

#48 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: NorPine Ski Trail (Hall Road to Spruce Creek) I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. Trash Collected: 0 pounds Each fall I have the blessing to spend a precious week on the North Shore of Minnesota at a little … Continue reading Finding My Sliver of the North

Road Trippin’ : Day Ten

#47 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Great River Bluffs State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ.  Trash Collected: .1 pounds Every adventure eventually comes to an end of some kind. Waking up this particular morning I was filled with mixed … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Ten

Road Trippin’ : Day Nine

#45 and #46 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Forstville/Mystery Cave State Park and Beaver Creek Valley State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: .3 pounds Forestville / Mystery Cave State Park #45hike of my 52 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Nine