Welcome to the first post from last week's trip to Glacier National Park! Last year, 18 of us went to Isle Royale, this year another group of 18 Scouts and adults to East Glacier for our Boy Scout Troop's 2017 High Adventure Trip. We planned the trip 9 months out and held almost all of … Continue reading Glacier National Park – Day 1 & 2: Amtrak & Brownies
“Wander here a whole summer, if you can. Thousands of God’s wild blessings will search you and soak you as if your were a sponge, and the big days will go uncounted. If you are business-tangled, and so burdened with duty that only tweeks can be got out of the heavy laden year, then go … Continue reading Glacier National Park Part 1: Remembering our first trip.
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
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
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!
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