I've done a packing Demo for my Scouts for the last 3 years and every year, it gets easier. Next week I get to do a Backpacking Demo for a room full of regional Scout leaders! (They pack the heaviest). Here's a 38 second packing video I made as I was getting my gear ready for … Continue reading Packing.
Here's the 3rd installment of our backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park! This post will focus a little more on planning and packing for our backpacking adventure! Know your facts about where you can and can't stay: Group camping: Like most NPS Backpacking sites, there are regulations on how many people can stay in a … Continue reading Isle Royale part 3: Prepping and Packing!
As promised, here is the follow up post to Part 1 with a few helpful tips on how we prepared physically for our trip! Here's a .pdf of our hikes with miles and weights if you want to print it Isle Royale Hike. These trails are all gems on their own, but considering our large group, our trail selections … Continue reading Isle Royale Part 2: Training Hikes
I’m pretty stoked to finally get to share about our backpacking trip last year to Isle Royale National Park! There a ton of resources out there to help you plan your trip, but my perspective is of a thrifty Scout Leader that went with a large group of youth backpacking for a week. The trip went … Continue reading Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park: Part 1
Who cares, let's go outside! I'm supposed to be working on my 40 bags in 40 days decluttering project tonight by going through my iPhone photos and exploding inbox. I'm terrible with cleaning up my phone...so, here I am procrastinating. As I look over at my empty backpack, hanging there, in the corner, staring at me...and I'm trying to sort though photos...I have to just give … Continue reading What do 4,313 iPhone photos, 1,368 emails, the DNR and NPS have in common?
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 1-9 miles DIFFICULTY Easy and accessible for all abilities DATE Many times MAIN FEATURES Medicine Lake, night time winter hiking, epic playground CLIFTON E. FRENCH REGIONAL PARK, or "French Park" is my go to park if I am limited on time and just want to get outside. We fell in love with it when the kids were … Continue reading Clifton E. French Regional Park
This morning began at 5:30 am (no idea why I woke up so early), with a plethora of computer issues that probably won't be figured out for a few days. I meant to do yoga and instead chugged through the technical issues and >Poof< a revamped Wandering Pine page! Well, it's updated anyway. TIME TO GO OUTSIDE! … Continue reading This is why I hike
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 2.3 miles DIFFICULTY Easy DATE May 27, 2016 MAIN FEATURES Historic frontier town, Mississippi River, St. Francis Xavier Chapel Part 2 of our two for one Hiking Club Trail adventure took us from Charles A. Lindbergh State Park to Crow Wing State Park! Hiking Club Trail #21 & 22...only 46 trails to go! Crow Wing is a … Continue reading Crow Wing State Park