Happy 5th Birthday to Wandering Pine! F I V E . Y E A R S 🎉 Break out the party tooters and root beer, it's time to celebrate! Thanks for being here, from Wandering Pine's very first post to the 190th post! 'Tis is the season that I find myself reflecting on the year, … Continue reading 2021 Year in Review
Happy 4th Birthday to Wandering Pine! It's always fun to look back to see how things have changed and recap the highlights of the year. The Saturday mornings that I used to dedicate to writing have been spent walking outside, working in the garden and quietly wedged into my reading chair with the dog. I … Continue reading 2020 Year in Review
2019 was an amazing year. We're 2 months into 2020 and I'm still reflecting on it with a grateful heart and a big ol' smile on my face. Thank you for being part of it! Since my last post, I've been taking a little time to do some housekeeping around the blog and set some … Continue reading 2020 Intentions and Updates
Happy 3rd Birthday to Wandering Pine! Its fun to see how things have changed and to look back on the adventures from the previous years. Here's a throwback to my very first post! This year, I've hiked twice as much (104 hikes) and written half as much (30 posts). The Saturday mornings that I used … Continue reading 2019 Year in Review!
On January 1st 2017, I started this blog, as a place to write about my outdoor adventures, learning experiences, failures and encourage others to get outside at any skill level. That first year, I challenged myself to ask, before starting or continuing various activities, “Does this make me feel strong? Or will this build strength?” … Continue reading 2018 Year in Review!
The last two weeks have been busy, balancing work, family, making new gear, dehydrating food and a final shakedown on the Superior Hiking Trail with an amazing group of women. I plan to post on our trip prep soon, but am starting with an update on my previous post about Hiker's rash. It's neck and neck … Continue reading Update on Hikers Rash and More Thru Hike Prep
"How wonderful is it that we laugh because out bodies cannot contain the joy?" ~Unknown The theme of Joy and defending it has been on my mind a lot in the last year. In this time, I have worked to create a discipline of finding my joy and pressing hard into it. Even the tiniest … Continue reading Thoughts on Joy
On January 1st 2017, I started this blog, as a place to write about my outdoor adventures, learning experiences, failures and encourage others to get outside at any skill level. In 2017, I also challenged myself to ask, before starting or continuing various activities, "Does this make me feel strong? Or will this build strength?” … Continue reading 2017 Year in Review
"It takes courage to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to break through barriers. And the day came when the risk it took to remain tight inside the bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." Decision made, starting to plan my thru hike … Continue reading Superior Hiking Trail | Thru Hike 2018
The Summer Day Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing … Continue reading Your One Wild and Precious Life
Wandering Pine is a blog resource for hiking, gear reviews, health, and adventure. I'm a Southern California native, transplanted to Minnesota. After decades of resistance, the land of 10,000 adventures has finally won me over. Its beauty, especially in the winter is something I have come to love. Hiking, backpacking, camping, snowshoeing, and basically any time … Continue reading Wandering Pine