Superior Hiking Trail – Sugarloaf Parking Lot to Crystal Creek Campsite

This was another “quick” overnight on the SHT. I wanted to finally use my pulk that I had bought last year and see how it works on the trail, if I enjoyed using it, if I thought it was helpful, etc. I had thought that with this route, I could see how the conditions were … Read more

Tettegouche State Park & Eagle Mountain Trail

Before the Minnesota DNR changed their park reservation policy, from being able to reserve a site one year in advance to four months, I had made a reservation for the constantly booked Tettegouche State Park in 2020. I had to set a calendar reminder for myself the full year in advance and remember while booking … Read more

Hiking First Aid, Repair, & Toiletry Kits

I was weighing some of my gear, looking things over trying to figure out where I could drop a few ounces in anticipation of some longer hikes this summer. This is where all my kits stand right now, I don’t anticipate any major changes to this moving forward. Always happy to learn about new techniques … Read more

Jay Cooke State Park Ski Trip

This was a first for me. I’ve done plenty of snowshoeing and camping but had never skied and camped. I’m not that great a XC skier to begin with so I wanted to go somewhere relatively close to home to practice skiing with a pack on and testing out my new winter pack. Ultimately I … Read more