Stop. Listen.

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.

When the River Recedes

#20hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Pike Island Trail, Fort Snelling State Park Trash Collected: 10.7 pounds I want to acknowledge this took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Očeti Šakówiŋ (Sioux). Fort Snelling State Park is one of my favorite parks in Minnesota for a hike. I've written … Continue reading When the River Recedes

Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day Two

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

Let’s Go Back to the Isle: Day One

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