Today marks the 30th anniversary of my Eagle Scout award, and I may never forget the date again.Continue reading “Once Boy Scout, Forever Eagle Scout”
The Boundary Waters Canoe Area holds a myriad of wilderness experiences for adventurous types. I’m always looking for adventure and for something new to try, so it’s usually a good fit. BWCA Entry Point 47, at Lizz and Swamp Lakes, was the site of my latest solo paddling adventure.
My trip to Gillis Lake in 2020 burned me up—with both hotter-than-normal conditions and frequent portages. It laid waste to my body. That is what led me to go this year to what I think of as “Minnesota’s Finger Lakes.”Continue reading “BWCA Entry Point 47: Minnesota’s Beautiful Finger Lakes”
I have a confession to make: I’m always in a rush.
It is often a hindrance to having a fulfilling outdoor experience, and not something to be proud of. Most folks would not recognize that tendency in themselves, but I do.Continue reading “Easy Does It, Roy”
Lots of folks have tried to reinvent the wheel. A select few succeed in their own way, and I think I found one of them.Continue reading “Product Review: RightOnTrek’s Excellent Chicken Coconut Curry”
This morning I remembered some video footage I took last month. It was from Earth Day, and also the 50th annual meeting of the Minnesota Prairie Chicken Society in Rothsay. Since it would be a shame to go that far and not make the most of it (and because the timing was perfect), I finagled a spot in a viewing blind that morning.Continue reading “Prairie Chickens- The Clowns of Minnesota’s Western Grasslands”