November 2021 : Long Awaited Hikes

#38 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Prairie Loop, Hiking Club and Villa Maria Loop Trails, Frontenac State Park This hike took place on the traditional territory of the 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 … Continue reading November 2021 : Long Awaited Hikes

An Unexpected Invitation

#24 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: John A. Latch State Park, Altura, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, Waazija (Ho-Chunk / Winnebago) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. There … Continue reading An Unexpected Invitation

West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

#22 of my 2021 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Merrick State Park, Fountain City, WI I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Sauk and Meskwaki, Wahpeton, Waazija (Ho-Chunk / Winnebago) and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: … Continue reading West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

#13 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Walter F. Mondale, Amik's Pond and Old Logging Trails, Wild River State Park I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: … Continue reading Spring Ephemeral : Looking Back at Minnesota Wildflowers

Why Knot? Hone a Skill and Take A Hike!

One of the things I've embraced in life is that you can always learn something new. Even on a subject you might think you are pretty knowledgeable about. Every instructor and classmate lends something to your skill set because each has their own strength and passion they bring to sharing their abilities.