Sometimes, you don’t have the time or energy for long, several-day backpacking trips. You just want to get some time in the woods. … More BWCA Short Trips: Herriman Trail
Some ideas nag in your head more than others; an incomplete journey is certainly one of those ideas. A few weeks after our failed attempt to hike around Snowbank Lake in the BWCAW (Part 1, Part2) we became hungry for a rematch against the trail. Winter came and went, and spring gave way to summer. Almost without provocation, … More Snowbank Lake Trail: Resolution
Last fall, a couple buddies and I hiked the Border Route Trail, an amazing 65 mile wilderness hike along the Minnesota – Canada border. One of my cohort created a couple of videos documenting our trip. It’s a bit delayed, but look out for a write-up in the future.
You would think after my last camping trip, I had enough cold camping. But when you find a group of like minded individuals, things start to sound like a good idea. And that’s how I ended up sleeping in a tent on top of a bluff on a -17 degree (Fahrenheit) night. It was a … More Afton Cold Camp, January 2014
(this has been sitting in my drafts for far too long…) Read Part 1 Going to bed cold sucks. But if you can get dry, and if your gear is warm enough, you can get comfortable and sleep well. There are other things that you can do. I think it’s good to get warm and get … More Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part II
It started off like most camping trips: talk of gear and schedules, repeated trips to REI, and sugar plums dancing through our heads. We had 4 guys, gear, and a plan. Originally, we had picked a section of the Superior Hiking Trail for this trip, but the deer hunting opener was the same weekend as … More Falling Into Winter: Backpacking in November, Part I