"Those who have never seen Superior get an inadequate idea by hearing it spoken of as a lake Superior is a sea It breeds storms and rain and fog like a sea. It is cold, masterful, and dreaded." -Rev. George Grant, 1872 If you have been following along on the 2017 Wandering Pine journey, you … Continue reading Hike 52 Adventure Part 1 – Lake Superior
Getting ready for next weekend’s winter camping adventure in the BWCA to celebrate the completion of my 52nd hike of the 52 Hike Challenge. Today it's got me thinking of how far I've come as an outdoors woman, and remembering my very first winter camping experience 6 years ago. I was a new Scout … Continue reading My First Winter Camping Experience aka ‘The coldest night of my life’
Spent some time this morning researching and testing out the Ursack Major AllWhite Bear Bag. What else are you going to do on a Saturday morning when the house is still clean from the holiday and you #opt(ed)outside all day on Black Friday? The Ursack is basically a bulletproof fabric bag that protects your … Continue reading Ursack Major S29.3 AllWhite Bear Bag Review
"Fear is heavy..." -Hiking Dude In my quest for updating to lightweight gear without breaking the bank for next year's SHT Thru hike, I've been selling or giving away the older stuff and picking up new gear at gear swaps or sales. See last week's post on 10 ways to rock an REI Garage sale! … Continue reading Moarrr Gearrr… and my new favorite backpacking book!
Sometimes I joke that my initials should just be “X” because all of my gear is marked with a black “X” signifying it was bought at an REI garage sale. I just got back from one before our hike to Lebanon Hills this weekend and found a few things I needed for our SHT hike. … Continue reading 10 Tips for Scoring at an REI Garage Sale!
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 8 miles DIFFICULTY Easy DATE November 4, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Forests, grasslands, marshes, and wetlands Lebanon Hills Regional Park is located in the Minnesota cities of Eagan and Apple Valley. The 1,869-acre park, the largest in Dakota County. This park has been on my list for a while since it's fairly close to home and has come … Continue reading Hiking Lebanon Hills Regional Park
“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields (and windshields), that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland & Through the Looking-Glass … Continue reading Superfog, Snow predictions and my favorite blog of the day.