TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 10 miles (3 hikes in two parks) DIFFICULTY Easy wide trails. DATE June 10, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Bison, Minneopa Waterfall, Prairie views Today's post is a DOUBLE FEATURE and marks hike #25 of my 52 hike challenge, almost half-way there! I wasn't able to join the scouts camping this weekend, so I met them down at … Continue reading Minneopa and Flandrau State Parks
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 4-8 miles (we did 4 miles in each park) DIFFICULTY Accessible for all abilities (Kinnickinnic), Hills! (Willow River) DATE May 13, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Views of the St Croix River and a Waterfall/Swimming Hole Together again...Las Hermanas del Pino! Hikes # 20 & 21 for the year started at Kinninckinnic State Park, just 10-15 scenic miles off of Hwy 94 … Continue reading Kinnickinnic & Willow River State Parks
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 5 miles DIFFICULTY Accessible for all abilities with a few hills DATE April 23, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Quaking Bog and Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden and Bird Sanctuary Here's another local gem, Theodore Wirth Park's Quaking Bog and Eloise Butler Trail! This section of the park also has a pretty rad single track bike trail and commuter/road bike paved … Continue reading Theodore Wirth Park: Quaking Bog
And at the end of the day (or week), Your feet should be dirty, Your hair messy And your eyes sparkling ~Author Unknown So....it's Thursday and my hair is still a mess, I keep finding dirt under my nails and my eyes are definitely sparkling; stronger, braver and wiser. Last week started with a trip to Colorado … Continue reading Last week’s micro-adventures, plus Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 and Women’s Serrana Sleeping Bag gear review!
It is said that she’s made of storm cells And a wild wolf’s hungry heart, That she’s learned the lightning’s secret To ripping darkened skies apart. The power of her presence Can bring the mountains to their knees, Her song is one of chaos As she stirs the angry seas. But if you’ve … Continue reading Garden of the Gods
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