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

Beauty from a Mining Past

#18 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Galloping Goose Trail, Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ, Anishinabewaki ᐊᓂᔑᓈᐯᐗᑭ, and Mdewakanton. To learn more about the tribes and these lands, please follow the links provided. Trash Collected: 1.4 pounds Stopping at … Continue reading Beauty from a Mining Past

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

A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

#50 of my 52 Hike Challenge Trail/Park: Sterns Scout Camp, South Haven, MN I want to acknowledge this hike took place on the traditional territory of the Wahpekute and Očhéthi Šakówiŋ. Trash Collected: Only my own garbage. This weekend was held at a Scout camp and the expectations are pretty high for cleaning up after … Continue reading A Deeper Commitment to Leave No Trace

Ten Months of Stewardship

If each person in Minnesota picked up the same amount of trash I've collected so far in 2020, it would result in 588,326,410 pounds of trash being removed from our streets, parks and waterways. *Based on 2019 U.S. Census Bureau data that estimates Minnesota's population at 5,639,632. Trash Collected as of November 1, 2020: 104.32 … Continue reading Ten Months of Stewardship