TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 6.5 miles DIFFICULTY Easy to Moderate (hills) DATE Sept 30, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Training Hills, Prairies, Bluffs & the St Croix River I was a little surprised to see that I have not reviewed Afton State Park yet! It's my go to park when I want some hills and variety of terrain without driving very far … Continue reading Afton State Park
TRIP DETAILS LENGTH 8 miles (6.2 mile Hiking Club) DIFFICULTY Easy wide trails. DATE Sept 10, 2017 MAIN FEATURES Wildflowers, Pelicans, 16 miles of trail and sleeping on an island. This summer started out full of hiking in preparation for our trip to Glacier National Park and ended with weeks of biking, camping, kayaking and paddle boarding. It's been … Continue reading Myre Big Island State Park and Hennesey Hammock Gear Review
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
You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. … Continue reading CureSearch Ultimate Hike – Superior Hiking Trail
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?