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
I Went Camping Last Night
I did. Before you get all uppity, I did it right outside my back door. In my back yard. Women Who Hike is hosting a weekend of Stay at Home camping. I'd done an indoor camp at home a week ago, but it wasn't quite the same. This time I talked myself into setting up … Continue reading I Went Camping Last Night
Getting Into a New Routine
I don't know about you, but finding a new routine has really been helping me get a sense of normalcy right now. I've spent more time online than ever. I've been more social than ever. I've been taking great comfort in all of the interaction. I've been connecting with friends, making news ones and generally … Continue reading Getting Into a New Routine
Solo Hiker? Not really.
Traveling solo as a woman gets all kinds of scrutiny. A blog post by Dame Traveler got me thinking about my own solo travel. I've done my fair share of it. A day in Bogota, Columbia here, a day in Denver, Colorado there. Wandering the streets of Dublin. Walking in my own neighborhood at all … Continue reading Solo Hiker? Not really.
My 52 Hike Challenge
In December 2017 I was on the hunt for a hiking goal after having completed a solo hike across Isle Royale National Park. As I researched trails and hiking groups, I happened on the website for the 52 Hike Challenge. As I read through the site, I knew I'd found my next goal. The idea … Continue reading My 52 Hike Challenge