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The adventure van, part 5

It’s been a while since I had something new to report with the adventure van, but this past weekend I finally got all the supplies to do the Reflectix inserts for the windows! On my last adventure I ended up parking underneath a streetlamp in a parking lot. I managed to get sleep, but it […]

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Minnesota’s instant summer

Just a short post this time to complain about the weather. That sounds like a typical Minnesotan thing to do right? We went from a chilly spring where the daily high barely made it over 60 degrees to suddenly being drenched in 97-100 degree (F) temps. And worse yet… it’s been sticking with us for […]

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Book Review: Stronger Than the Dark

The trail and ultra running world is often a place where you find people who are broken. There’s a paradox to be found in exploring the limits of your mental and physical capabilities, while at the same time battling demons that may have plagued you for your entire life. I joke with people that the […]

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Adventure Van: In the wild!

This past week I spent three nights with the adventure van as I hung out on the North Shore with my buddy Mike, hiking and photographing the Spring Superior Trail Races. The only additional build piece that I did was to add some bungie cords to the bed posts to keep everything from sliding around. […]

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Photos: Zippel Bay State Park

Finally, I have a few shots from Zippel Bay State Park. We were staying 30 minutes south of Baudette and decided that we couldn’t pass up the opportunity to see Lake of the Woods (which we had never seen before). We walked along a small hiking trail against the waterfront, and I was amazed at […]

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Photos: Big Bog

Time for some more photos from the recent trip. Since I spent a lot of time at Big Bog doing video, I didn’t end up with much to share photo-wise. However, I do have a smaller gallery of things for folks to look through. Almost everything was dormant right now, with the bigger blooms coming […]

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Photos: Lost 40

On our journey up north we made a stop at the Lost 40 Scientific and Natural Area, a fascinating plot of land in the middle of nowhere with a unique history. When initial surveys were done the area was overlooked through a series of errors that can easily happen in the era before aerial mapping […]

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Big Bog and a GoPro

This past weekend we visited the Big Bog State Recreation Area within the Red Lake Peatland Scientific Natural Area in far northern Minnesota. This is the largest bog in the lower 48 at over 500 square miles and it includes a 1 mile boardwalk that you can traverse to bring you right out into the […]

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#30daysofbiking 2021 edition

Last year was the first time I was able to join in with the #30daysofbiking event that encourages folks to get out and ride at least a mile every day in April. Because of the pandemic lockdown it was really easy for me to join in and get a streak going. In fact, last year […]

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The adventure van, part 4

One of the key criteria for this vehicle was the ability to carry at least 2 bikes inside the vehicle. This past winter I really got into fat biking, and rode more miles over a winter than I ever have before. However, one thing that set me back was not wanting to take my bike […]

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