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Blog going silent for a few weeks

The month of September is always crazy busy for me, and this year even more so. In addition to volunteering at the Superior 100 race we also put on our own race, the Fire Tower Trail Races just this past weekend. Both of which took huge amounts of energy and mental stamina. Now to top […]

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Black Hills Photo Dump

Just got back from a trip to the Black Hills in South Dakota and despite having all the best intentions to blog about the trip while I was there, I ended up just relaxing and keeping busy with lots of hiking around. That means that I’m going to turn this post into a photo dump […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Porcupine Mountains, Night 4

As my wife and I waited at the Buckshot Cabin, we started to hear the telltale sound of thunder again. I walked over to the lake and saw that there were some small thunderheads moving in from the lake. Nothing too terrible, but we were concerned that Mike was going to get soaked again. Thankfully, […]

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Porcupine Mountains, Night 3

We awoke on day 3 to the sound of light rain. In reality the rain had pretty much stopped at that point, but the tree canopy was continuing to drip water on us from its water laden leaves. We had decided, the night before, to start our hike early and then eat a later breakfast […]

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General, Share-topia 2018

Porcupines Mountains, Night 1 & 2

I’ve been off the grid a bit this past week/weekend, engaging in our first back country camping trip. I had done one night on the Superior Hiking Trail, almost 2 decades ago, but otherwise have stuck with car/camper camping since then. We were excited to try out a bunch of new gear that we had […]

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General, Write-a-palooza 2017

Frontenac State Park hiking

Sunday, the wife and I headed down to a beautiful State Park on the bluffs of the Mississippi. Frontenac State Park is just south of Red Wing Minnesota and is filled with beautiful hiking paths that wind through prairies and down steep river bluffs. We did about two hours of hiking along the bluff trails […]

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Grand Portage State Park

One of the places that I visited last week was Grand Portage State Park. I had never been north of Grand Marais before, and since I had an entire Saturday to myself I decided to spend it exploring. I first hit Judge CR Magney Park, but I’ll save that for another day. Grand Portage State […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Bean and Bear Lake

With our weekend plans changing to a Saturday race, we had all day Friday to do something new and fun. Our friend Wendi invited us to go along with her on a hike around the Bean and Bear Lake loop of the Superior Hiking Trail. We arrived around 1pm on Friday, and the sunny morning […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Hiking Ely’s Peak

After our day of volunteering at Voyageur’s 50 mile we picked up our new day packs and hit some trails with the goal of eating some camp dinner on top of Ely’s Peak. We started out from a parking lot near Becks Road and eventually merged with the DWP trail. Right before the tunnel under […]

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Blog-o-rama 2016, General

Gear Review: Osprey Stratos 24 pack

The wife and I are planning on doing a bit more hiking in the future, starting with a couple days of small hikes on the Superior Hiking Trail (SHT) at the end of July. Since neither of us has any decent hiking gear (beyond what we can dual purpose from running), we set out to REI […]

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