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

What do 4,313 iPhone photos, 1,368 emails, the DNR and NPS have in common?

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?

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