An Unexpected Invitation

#24 of my 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 are … Continue reading An Unexpected Invitation

West of the St. Croix River : Midweek Getaway

#22 of my 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: .5 … 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.

Sometimes Luck (And Some Calculated Planning) is All You Need

As we listened to the rain falling outside, I pulled out the park map to decide on which route is take for my next day’s hike. The last time I’d been to the park, I’d hiked part, but not all of the Hiking Club trail that passes the cabins and campground before it circles west. I decided I’d hike the combination of the Woodland Edge and Wetland trails.