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

New Year : Old Friends

#1 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Clifton E. French Regional ParkDistance: 2.8 miles 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 changing communities. To learn more about the tribes … Continue reading New Year : Old Friends

On the Cusp of A New Year

As I sit here with the new year approaching I'm frustrated with myself and trying to find some grace for myself too. It's been a long year. So many good things happened - I finished hiking in all of the Minnesota State Parks, I've tested out sections of the Ice Age and North Country Trail, … Continue reading On the Cusp of A New Year

SHT Section Hike : When Is It Too Much?

#31 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: This hike took place on the traditional territory of the 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 tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash … Continue reading SHT Section Hike : When Is It Too Much?

SHT Section Hike : A Long Walk in the Woods

#30 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Superior Hiking Trail, Section Hike: Highway 45 to Highway 6 This hike took place on the traditional territory of the 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 SHT Section Hike : A Long Walk in the Woods