#34 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: North Country Trail, Sheyenne National Grasslands This hike took place on the traditional territory of the Yanktonai, Očhéthi Šakówiŋ and Mdewakanton. 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 Heading West : Solo Backpacking Weekend, Part 1
Black Lives Matter. Period. As I sat down several times in the past few days to write a post, I kept finding myself with absolutely nothing to share. How does a person begin to put into words the pain that death brings? One death ripples across communities and in rare cases across the globe. The … Continue reading Stop. Listen.
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
Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Métis and Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ. My alarm goes off. It's still dark and rainy outside. I need to go to the bathroom. I head for the relative warmth of … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Two
July 2017 Trail/Park: Isle Royale National Park Months of planning had gone into this day. My first solo backcountry backpacking trip. I'd been training, though I was sure I had not done quite enough. I learned the map of Isle Royale so I could see my route in my head. I packed and unpacked and … Continue reading Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day One