Backpacking Weekend : Take a Friend

#12 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Bjorkland Trail, Lake Maria State Park, Monticello, MN 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 … Continue reading Backpacking Weekend : Take a Friend

Winter Camping : Navigating the Weekend

#7 & #8 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Afton State Park, Hastings, MN 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 Winter Camping : Navigating the Weekend

Winter Adventures : Ahead of the Big Storm

#4 of my 2022 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Lake Maria State Park, Monticello, MN 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 and … Continue reading Winter Adventures : Ahead of the Big Storm

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