Road Trippin’ : Day Six

#39 and #40 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Kilen Woods State Park and Fort Ridgely State Park I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute, Yankton and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: 0.2 pounds Kilen Woods State Park #39hike of my 52 Hike Challenge I had been looking … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Six

Road Trippin’ : Day Two

#31 and #32 hikes of my 52 Hike Challenge Trails/Parks: Monson Lake State Park and Glacial Lakes State Park Trash Collected: 0.5 pounds I want to acknowledge these hikes took place on the traditional territory of the Mdewakanton, Wahpekute and Očeti Šakówiŋ. Monson Lake State Park #31hike of my 52 Hike Challenge Trash Collected: .5 … Continue reading Road Trippin’ : Day Two

Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

Packing for a longer road trip takes into consideration all the possible camping scenarios. [Image: A gear shot of the back of Ruth's car, included gear are a blue and white cooler, tan Granite Gear backpack, 5 gallon water jug, bear valult, tent and other items underneath a brightly stripped towel.] A Socially Distanced Plan … Continue reading Recreate Responsibly : Prepping for Minimal Contact

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