Monday, November 4, 2019

Saturday, September 21, 2019

An in-flight Packers game

An in-flight Packers game
The first Packers game of the year just so happened to be on my flight out to Nevada. Here's the first blog post from my backpacking trip to Great Basin National Park.  Fighting the start of rush hour traffic and the (hopefully) tail end of a nasty cold that sprung on me Labor Day, I arrived at the airport about …

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Friday, August 9, 2019

Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Practicing LNT with grey water

Practicing LNT with grey water
Whenever I'm outdoors, I strive to abide by Leave No Trace practices. It's so, so, so  important to take care of our big backyard and keep our public lands clean. To me, walking into a campsite where there's evidence someone has clearly stayed there before you is a cringe-worthy feeling. Taking actions, bo…

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Monday, July 8, 2019

So I bought a $49 tent at Target

So I bought a $49 tent at Target
One year ago, I took a gamble and bought a cheap tent at Target.  I was heading north to spend four days at Amnicon Falls and Pattison State Parks located in Superior, Wisconsin and an ear-shot from Duluth, Minnesota. and was tired of using my beloved, trusty backpacking tent for car camping. I wanted a simple tent f…

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Friday, June 28, 2019

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Monday, February 4, 2019

Friday, January 4, 2019

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Backpacking Great Sand Dunes National Park: Pitching a tent in Colorado's sandbox

Backpacking Great Sand Dunes National Park: Pitching a tent in Colorado's sandbox
I was overcome with the biggest sensation of gratitude, standing once again on my feet at Colorado's dreamy Great Sand Dunes National Park. Rewind to 2015 in the midst of a 19-hour drive back to Wisconsin, I detoured from the main highway to check out this national park, but  my first time visiting  was much too sh…

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