Frozen Waterfalls of the Minnesota North Shore: Trail Guide

There is something magical about the idea of rushing water brought to a complete standstill. Frozen waterfalls sound like something out of a fairytale, unique to places like Alaska or Norway. Under the radar and off the beaten path, one of the best locations for chasing frozen waterfalls is tucked away in Northern Minnesota. Minnesota’s … More Frozen Waterfalls of the Minnesota North Shore: Trail Guide

Best Cold Weather Camping Gear: what you need, and where to save money

Temperatures drop, half the trail population moves inside, and it becomes time to reconsider the gear you need for cold weather camping. Recently, I got back from a fall expedition to Isle Royale National Park, where temperatures got down to 25 degrees Farenheit. Here’s the cold weather gear worth spending money on, and cheats to … More Best Cold Weather Camping Gear: what you need, and where to save money

Kayaking 101: Getting Started and What’s Right for You

Every year, I meet people both out on the Lake and in every day life who want to get into kayaking. Kayaking is an incredible sport that gives you access to waterways and relieves stress, but the buy-in can be expensive, and the consequences of not taking safety concerns seriously can be your life.  In … More Kayaking 101: Getting Started and What’s Right for You

August in Images

I’m one of those people who when they don’t have the time, or energy, for words, I can sometimes find it still for images. This August has meant working a lot, and sunburns, and sore shoulders, and never-ending boat repairs. Long day trips out into the Islands, big storms, going to bed early. Mornings in … More August in Images