WRFA-Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification weekend!

Wilderness and Remote First Aid, CPR, AED certification is 18-20 hours of intense training packed into two or three days. As a leader of High Adventure treks with Scouts, I am required to take it every two years. Last weekend was my 3rd time going through the course and I learn something new every time. … Continue reading WRFA-Wilderness and Remote First Aid Certification weekend!

Last week’s micro-adventures, plus Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 and Women’s Serrana Sleeping Bag gear review!

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!

Isle Royale part 3: Prepping and Packing!

Here's the 3rd installment of our backpacking trip to Isle Royale National Park.  We have one more post coming that will feature FOOD!  Yum! 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, … Continue reading Isle Royale part 3: Prepping and Packing!

Isle Royale Part 2: Training Hikes

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

Backpacking in Isle Royale National Park: Part 1

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

Clifton E. French Regional Park

  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