Confession: I’ve always been pretty hopeless with directions. Whenever someone explains turn-by-turn how to get to a place, I always nod, eyes glazed over, then look it up on Google Maps as soon as I’m back in my car. In regular life, this constant disorientation is a little annoying at worst. But out in the…… Continue reading Staying Found
After my trip to Colorado and Wyoming last summer, I’ve been itching to try a longer trail. As a Minnesota native, the Superior Hiking Trail just seemed like a natural choice! I’ve explored most of the state parks on the North Shore, and I’m excited to string them all together in one long walk. Probably…… Continue reading I’m Thru-Hiking the Superior Hiking Trail!
Important disclaimer: I am not a wilderness expert, and these tips, while founded on research, should be combined with local guidance. You are ultimately responsible for your decisions and safety. When I prepared for my last backpacking trip, I read blog posts and watched YouTube videos about a handful of different topics: setting up a…… Continue reading Brown Girl’s Guide to Bears
Heads up: I’m not a doctor or dermatologist, so the views in this post are based on my personal experience and research. Like many other brown and black people, I very rarely get sunburned. In fact, I never had a sun burn until I stayed out all day at an amusement park senior year of…… Continue reading Brown Girl’s Guide to Sun
Jump to: Gear ListRoute DetailsCOVID-19 InformationBreakdownDay 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Trail Notes Writing this post a week after my hike on the Maroon Bells Four Pass Loop, my ankles creak, my bug bites have only just stopped itching, and I’m still finding tangles in my curls. But it was all worth it for non-stop views like…… Continue reading Maroon Bells, Colorado: Trip Report